Canadian Government Announces 2020 Intake Process for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship
On October 5, 2020, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco E. L. Mendicino, announced the details for the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program.
Over a 3-week period, from October 13, 2020 to November 3, 2020, Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada will have an opportunity to submit an online interest to sponsor form. Once this period ends, IRCC will review all submissions, remove any duplicate entries and randomize the forms.
This year there will be 1 round of invitations to apply, with a maximum of 10,000 applications accepted for processing.
Potential sponsors who are invited to apply will be given 60 days to submit their complete application package. In the event of delays in providing documentation due to service disruptions caused by COVID-19, IRCC may grant a 90-day extension.
Andrew Carvajal is a Toronto lawyer, partner and Head of Economic Immigration at Desloges Law Group. He specializes in corporate immigration, temporary permits and all types of permanent residence applications for professionals and entrepreneurs.