Canada begins Parents and Grandparents Program Lottery


Between 10 to 23 October, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be conducting a lottery for Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Through this lottery, about 24,200 potential sponsors will receive invitations to apply and from them, 15,000 complete applications for sponsorship will be accepted. 

Parents and Grandparents Program Lottery

Canada has started the lottery for Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) as of 10th October, 2023. This will go on till 23rd October, 2023. 

In this time period, IRCC will send out invitations to apply (ITAs) to potential sponsors who are interested in sponsoring their parents and grandparents. From where are these sponsors selected? Actually, these sponsors are already in the pool of submissions of eligible sponsors from 2020. 

In simple terms, who submitted an interest to sponsor form back in 2020, but haven’t received any invitation to apply since then, they might now receive one. So, if you have been waiting to see an ITA in your email, make sure you check your account from time to time these days. IRCC might send you an invitation to apply for sponsorship soon. Out of the 24,200 ITAs that will be sent out to randomly selected potential sponsors, IRCC’s aim is to approve 15,000 complete applications. 

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Canada PGP Eligibility Requirements

For those looking to sponsor their parents and grandparents, they must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have an invitation to apply
  • already be living in Canada
  • have enough financial resources to sponsor their parents and grandparents
  • be a Canadian citizen/ permanent resident/ or a person registered under the Indian Act
  • meet the requirements under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. 

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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