Canada starts Issuing Invitations for Parents & Grandparent Program Sponsors

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 24/May/2024
Canada Parents & Grandparent Program Sponsors

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has initiated the random selection process for potential sponsors in the 2024 intake of the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) starting from May 21, 2024. These invitations are extended to applicants who expressed their interest in sponsoring their parents or grandparents by submitting forms in 2020 for the 2024 intake.

Invitations for Parents & Grandparent Program Sponsors in 2024

IRCC aims to issue 35,700 invitations over approximately two weeks, with the objective of accepting up to 20,500 complete applications. If you have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC, it's imperative to submit your complete application by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 2, 2024.

Eligibility for Sponsorship

You can sponsor the following individuals if they meet the eligibility criteria:

  • Your own parents and grandparents, whether related by blood or adoption.
  • The dependent children of your parents and grandparents, including siblings, half-siblings, or step-siblings, and their dependent children.
  • If your parents or grandparents are divorced, you can sponsor their current spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner. Separate applications are required for divorced parents. However, if they are separated but not divorced, a single application is needed since they are still legally married.

Application Requirements

When applying for permanent residence, your parents and grandparents (and their dependents) must provide:

  • All necessary forms and documents with their application.
  • Any additional information requested during processing, such as medical exams, police certificates, and biometrics.

Application Process

Upon receiving an ITA to sponsor your parents and grandparents, there are two applications to complete:

  1. You must apply to become a sponsor.
  2. Your parents and grandparents must apply for permanent residence.

The online Permanent Residence (PR) Portal facilitates the simultaneous submission of both the sponsorship application and the PR application by the principal applicant.

This initiative by Canada's IRCC aims to reunite families and enable parents and grandparents to join their loved ones in Canada. If you have received an ITA, ensure prompt completion and submission of your application to initiate the process for family reunification.

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