Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Parents and Grandparents sponsor form available at noon EST on January 28, 2019

Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program interest to sponsor form will be available to potential sponsors starting at noon EST on January 28, 2019. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept interest to sponsor submissions for a limited time and then invite potential sponsors to submit a complete application, in the order their submissions were received, until the 2019 cap of 20,000 complete applications is reached.

Here’s how the new process will work:

Step 1: Potential sponsors indicate their interest.

The interest to sponsor form will open at noon EST on January 28, 2019. The form will remain available on IRCC’s website until we receive a specific number of complete interest to sponsor forms. At that point, the form will no longer be accessible.

Step 2: Invitations to sponsor are sent.

Interested potential sponsors are invited to submit a complete application to sponsor their parents and grandparents.

Step 3: Applications are submitted.

Those who are invited to apply will be given 60 calendar days for IRCC to receive their complete application. Those who submitted an interest to sponsor form and received a confirmation number, but did not receive an invitation to apply in 2019, will have their form retained by IRCC for consideration in 2020.

 

IRCC opens Parents & Grandparents Program in 2018

Potential sponsors will have the opportunity to express their interest to sponsor in 2018

 Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to take the first step in applying to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada when the Parents and Grandparents Program reopens in 2018. The “Interest to Sponsor” form will be available at noon EST on January 2, 2018. Those who wish to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents in 2018 must first fill out this online form. It will be available until noon February 1, 2018.

 

To help ensure the efficiency of the system and to allow as many eligible sponsors as possible to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada, it is important that only those who meet the sponsorship eligibility requirements submit an “Interest to Sponsor” form. Additional questions have been added to the 2018 version of the “Interest to Sponsor” form to help potential sponsors self-assess whether they are eligible to sponsor.

More Information on IRCC website.