Canada is very likely to re-open parents and grandparents immigration program this October 13.
The dates are released by IRCC for2020 PGP intake after the delayed opening in the spring due to coronavirus delayed opening in the spring.
The citizen and permanent residence of Canada will soon be able to sponsor their parents and grandparents to migrate to Canada.
Canada’s immigration department informed the acceptance for t interest to sponsor forms for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will begin between 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 13 and 12:00 p.m. EDT on November 3. This is an opportunity for people to express their interest to sponsor their family members for Canadian immigration, unlike the expected application.
The IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) will consider potential sponsors in a random fashion and invite to submit their application. The selected candidates will have 60 days to submit their completed sponsorship application.
The maximum number of acceptance set by IRCC will 10,000 applications in 2020. In the year 2021, the new intake will be for a total of 30,000 new applications.
“IRCC is also introducing a temporary public policy that will reduce the income requirement for the 2020 tax year to the minimum necessary income, rather than the minimum necessary income plus 30 per cent. This is to accommodate those who have been negatively affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic. Registration opening was supposed to take place earlier this year but was delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.”-CIC NEWS
IRCC is planning to 21,000 new immigrants through the parents and grandparents program in the year 2020, in regards to the department’s immigration levels targets. This was announced days before Canada imposed coronavirus travel restrictions in the month of March. As the result, the immigration rate has fallen drastically for Canada.