Parents and Grandparents

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently invited 23,100 potential sponsors to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents in 2022. Thus, if you want to sponsor your parents and grandparents, you have to submit your interest online. You need to also make sure of your eligibility as a sponsor before you submit the form before December 24, 2022.

An Overview of Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2022

Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada. As a result of this program, parents and grandparents may receive permanent residence in Canada and be eligible to apply for citizenship in the future.

Through PGP, your parents and grandparents can enjoy all the perks of being a Canadian permanent residence including being able to work in Canada, attain health care, get full protection under Canadian law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and apply to become a Canadian citizen once they fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

What is the Eligibility for PGP?

Before submitting the PGP application, you must check your eligibility criteria for the program and verify if you;

  • Have completed an interest to sponsor form on IRCC’s website
  • Be at least 18 years
  • Be living in Canada
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person registered in Canada under the Canadian IndianAct
  • Have enough money to support the people

How to Submit the PGP Application?

Consider the following steps to apply for PGP 2022;

Collect All the Documents
Make sure you have collected all the documents as mentioned in a document checklist by IRCC. Any application with a missing document can be rejected or sent back to the potential candidates.

Fill out the PGP Application
There are so many sections in the PGP application form that needs to be duly filled as per IRCC’s instruction manual. In case you are not sure about what to fill in a specific section, do mention N/A.

Pay the Application Fees
You need to pay for the PGP application. The charges will depend upon the number of members being sponsored by the applicant.

Submit Your Application
You need to apply online for the PGP application. Ensure that the application is electronically signed. Also, include all the documents like the processing fee slip, ITA letter, etc.

What is PGP Application Processing Time?

The average PGP application processing time takes 37 months. However, it depends from application to application. For the candidate’s help, IRCC regularly publishes updates on processing times on its website.