Parents & Grandparents Program: IRCC to accept 15K applications

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently made an announcement that it will accept about 15,000 complete sponsorship applications in 2023. IRCC will most probably begin sending out invitations to about 24,000 sponsors, out of which the department will accept 15K applications under the Parents and Grandparents Program. 

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IRCC will accept applications under the Parents and Grandparents Program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will provide opportunities for sponsorship applications under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Starting 10th October, 2023, IRCC will send out invitations to about 24,200 sponsors. Also, the aim is to select 15,000 applications under this update. 

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To begin inviting candidates, IRCC will not open a new category. Instead, it will send out invitations to already present sponsors in the pool of submissions from 2020. This means since 2020, no applications have been accepted under the Parents and Grandparents Program. 

So, to all those who submitted applications to sponsor their parents and grandparents back in 2020 but haven’t since received an invitation, can now check their email account. 

Canada Immigration Levels Plan

The Immigration Levels Plan of Canada is released every year in which immigration goals are set out. The number of permanent residents to receive invitations under each immigration pathway is in the plan. 

In 2023, the overall permanent resident target is to invite about 465,000. Out of that, Canada will welcome about 28,500 under the Parents and Grandparents this year. 

This is a very good opportunity for Parents and Grandparents to get sponsored and get to live in Canada as a permanent resident. 

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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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