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Canada’s 2024 Parents and Grandparents Program: Comprehensive Guide

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Canada’s 2024 Parents and Grandparents Program: Comprehensive Guide

Overview of the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP)

Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will begin issuing invitations for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) starting May 21, 2024. This year, the program aims to approve 20,500 complete applications by extending 35,700 invitations to eligible sponsors who had previously submitted an Interest to Sponsor form.

Eligibility and Application Details

Table: Key Details of the 2024 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP)

FeatureDetail
Total Invitations35,700
Goal for Applications20,500 complete applications
Eligibility CriteriaMust have submitted Interest to Sponsor form in 2020 Canadian citizen or permanent residentResiding in CanadaAt least 18 years oldMeets minimum necessary income
Application Fee$1,205 CAD
Alternative OptionSuper Visa (up to 5 years per visit, extendable by 2 years)

Sponsors who meet the criteria and receive an invitation must follow a specific process to ensure their application is considered.

Table: Application Process for the 2024 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP)

StepDescription
Receive InvitationEligible sponsors who submitted an Interest to Sponsor form in 2020 will receive an invitation via email.
Response DeadlineInvitations must be responded to by the deadline specified in the invitation email.
Application FeeSponsors are required to pay the application fees, generally $1,205 CAD.
Submit Complete ApplicationA complete application package must be submitted before the specified deadline to ensure consideration for permanent residency.

Alternative Options for Non-Recipients 

For those who do not receive an invitation this year, the Super Visa remains a viable alternative, allowing parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit Canada for up to five years per visit, with the possibility to extend for up to two additional years.

For more updates and assistance related to parents and grandparents programs or the Super Visa, you can contact Earnest Immigration – Licensed Immigration Consultant. We can provide you with the necessary information and support regarding these immigration programs. Feel free to reach out to us for guidance on how to proceed with your application or any other inquiries you may have.

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