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.