Recently, Canada has finished sending out invitations to apply to potential sponsors via the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Moreover, the IRCC issued an update on Monday that stated about 23,100 invitations were issued. As well, it stated the invitation goes to people who submitted an interest to sponsor forms in 2020 in the draw.
Also, the IRCC stated that there were 182,113 potential sponsors in the draw. Furthermore, the immigration officials expected to get completed applications from the invitations, which were sent between October 12 and October 20. To file a completed application, candidates getting an invitation have 60 days. Apart from that, IRCC said on its website that if you were invited to apply, you must obtain your application by the deadline shown on your invitation to apply letter.
Invitations were also sent to the email submitted with the interest to sponsor form. As well, the IRCC advised probable sponsors to clear their junk and spam files. The invite was mailed to the physical address included on the interest to sponsor form if it could not be sent by email. By entering their confirmation number, potential sponsors can verify if they were invited to the IRCC site.
If the validation tool says an applicant was invited, but they have not got an invitation, then they can request a copy online. Thus, IRCC says it will answer inquiries in 10 working days. Missing or forgotten confirmation numbers can similarly be requested by submitting an online form.
IRCC says the PGP will remain to use a lower income threshold, first introduced during COVID -19 for those experiencing financial problems. For the 2020 and 2021 tax years, instead of the minimum necessary income plus 30 percent, the sponsor’s income requirement will be the least required income.
Employment Insurance profits and temporary pandemic aids (including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit) will be acceptable to be included in the sponsor’s income. In addition, Canada is eager to bring in 25,000 parents and grandparents this year under the present Immigration Levels Plan, and then increase the target to 28,500 new permanent residents the following year.
But the first seven months of IRCC data of this year expose Canada is expected to invite 29,091 new permanent residents or more than targeted for whichever this year or 2023. Furthermore, based on the recent trend, the plan is designed which has seen 16,970 new permanent residents in Canada under that program in the first seven months of this year and remaining through the rest of 2022.
Who Is Qualified To Sponsor Parents Or Grandparents?
Sponsors should also:
For Sponsors Who Live In Quebec
Sponsors who live in Quebec have to meet the necessities of Quebec immigration sponsorship after being permitted as a sponsor by IRCC. The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation, and Integration (MIFI) also evaluate the sponsor’s revenue and needs responsibility to be signed.
Who Can Be Sponsored For Parents and Grandparents Program?
Parents And Grandparent’s Super Visa
Hope, the above lines will help you to know some information about the PGP program. In addition, you can contact Aram Visas. It’s our pleasure to assist you through the immigration process and keep you trouble-free regarding the procedure.