Immigration of Parents and Grandparents to Canada Increased!

Immigration of parents and grandparents to Canada increased because it wanted to boost the recovery of the economy of Canada. In January, compared to January 2022, there were over 60% more permanent residents who entered Canada under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Compared to 1,300 in January 2022, the PGP received 2,065 new permanent residents in January 2023.

What is the aim of this?

Under the PGP, Immigration of parents and grandparents to Canada Increased to aims to import 28,500 permanent residents by 2023. In 2022, 27,255 permanent residents arrived in Canada through the PGP, a 132% increase from 11,740 in 2021.

The aim of Canada’s Immigration Level Plans 2023-2025 is to welcome 465,000 permanent residents in 2023. In January 2023, Canada received 50,885 new permanent residents, over 44% more than the 35,450 arrivals in January of the previous year.  

The family sponsorship category will be responsible for 106,500 permanent residents of the immigration objective for 2023. Under the PGP, family sponsorship encompasses spouses, common law partners, and children, as well as parents and grandparents. Canada has now welcomed 13,000 newcomers through spousal/child sponsorship as well as the PGP.

Functions of the PGP

Citizens and permanent residents of Canada may sponsor their parents and grandparents for immigration to Canada. A parent or grandparent who is authorized under this program will be awarded Canadian permanent residency and may eventually be eligible to seek Canadian citizenship.

Sponsors must have satisfied the following conditions in the past to be eligible for the PGP:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a registered Indian under the Indian Act of Canada.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Be a Canadian resident (possible candidates must present proof of status during the Interest to Sponsor phase)
  • Exceed the minimum required income level for this program (if married or in a common-law relationship, both the sponsor and spouse’s income can be included) and submit IRCC with evidence of income; and 
  • Sign an agreement to financially support the sponsored for a period of 20 years (beginning when they become permanent residents) and to return any social assistance payments provided to sponsored family members (if applicable) for the same time.
  • If the sponsor resides in Quebec, an extra “undertaking” with the province of Quebec must be signed.
  • Between October 13, 2020 (12:00 PM EDT) and November 3, 2020 (12:00 PM EST), you must have completed an Interest to Sponsor form on the IRCC website.

Khusboo Kumari

Khusboo Kumari

She is a content specialist at TCWW. She has expertise in content writing on various topics including immigration, education and travel.

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