Canada has announced it will accept an additional 30,000 applications under the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program. The additional allocation, announced by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino on Tuesday, July 17, means a record of up to 40,000 applications will be accepted this year when added to the 10,000 already received. New invitations to apply will
Feb 22, 2019 – Canada’s federal government could face lawsuits over the controversial handling of the Parents and Grandparents Program. Applicants are claiming discrimination based on ability to type, knowledge of computers, language ability and access to a fast and reliable internet connection after the PGP opened for interest to sponsor forms on January 28, 2019.
August 21, 2018 – Canada will end the controversial lottery system for selecting candidates under the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program in 2019. From next year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will issue invitations to apply based on the order in which online interest to sponsor forms are submitted. Invitations will continue to be issued
December 22, 2017 – Canada immigration authorities announced a new lottery system for selecting candidates under the Parents and Grandparents Program, as it reopens on January 2, 2018. More questions have been added to the ‘Interest to Sponsor’ form to try and ensure only those eligible to sponsor their parents and grandparents enter the lottery.
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents intending to obtain temporary residence to visit their close relatives may apply for extended visitors’ visas known as Super Visas. The maximum validity date for the multiple entries Super Visa is ten years, or the applicant’s passport’s expiry, whichever is earlier. Within that time, Super Visa