IRCC finished PGP lottery for 2022 Intake

by Mansi Sahai Published on 26/Oct/2022

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has finished inviting sponsors for the 2022 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) intake. 

IRCC conducted the lottery between October 12 and 20, 2022 and sent 23,100 invitations to potential sponsors to apply to meet its goal of accepting up to 15,000 complete PGP applications.

Please note that if you were invited to apply, you must send your application as per the deadline shown on the invitation letter sent by IRCC. Also, IRCC has emailed only those applicants who were invited to apply. Thus, in order to ensure you don’t miss IRCC's email, you must:

  • Look for IRCC's invitation in the same email account via which you have submitted the interest to sponsor form in 2020
  • Always check your spam and junk folders for the invitation

Invited applicants must submit 2 applications together for the parents and grandparents program, i.e.,

  • the sponsorship application
  • the permanent residence application

Once both applications are approved by the IRCC, sponsor must sign an agreement as an undertaking that starts on the day the person you’re sponsoring becomes a permanent resident of Canada. 

How PGP 2020 Intake process works?

Step 1: Sponsors have to indicate their interest to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents by submitting  an interest to sponsor form online to the IRCC. 

Please note, for persons with disabilities, alternative interest to sponsor form formats are also available upon request, like paper copy, large print and Braille.

Step 2: ITAs will be issued to eligible sponsors. Upon submitting the interest to sponsor form, the IRCC will review all the form submissions and will remove duplicate entries and randomize all the forms.

Step 3: Applications submission. All the eligible sponsors who will be invited to apply for sponsorship by the IRCC will get maximum 60 days time for submitting their final and complete application along with supporting documents.

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