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An upcoming draw for Parent Grandparent PR Visa Canada!

Reuniting families has always been one of the motives of the Canadian government for a long. Considering this, they launched a supportive Parent Grandparent PR Visa Canada program under which all eligible candidates having the capacity to sponsor can invite their parents to permanently reside in Canada. Before the pandemic, IRCC used to accept a certain number of applications randomly under this pathway. The last lottery for this was held last year wherein some 30,000 applications were accepted from the pool.

Now, the country has re-aligned its focus to reunification and in light of this, they aim to invite 23,100 interested potential sponsors in the course of the upcoming two weeks of Immigration Canada 2022.

Major takes from the announcement:

1. There still are 155,000 applications remaining in the pool

2. In this draw, they aim to invite 23,100 interested potential sponsors

3. Loss of income of sponsors due to the pandemic will be taken into account

4. The Minimum Required Income threshold for sponsors is being reduced by 30%

5. Employment Insurance benefits and temporary Covid-19 benefits (like Canada Emergency Response Benefit can now be included in the sponsor’s minimum required incomes threshold

6. Applications submitted between 13 October 2020 and 3 November 2020 will be considered for this lottery

7. Invitations will be sent in the next two weeks

So, now is the time to reconsider your eligibility for this pathway!

Eligibility for PGP Canada Program

The sponsor must:

1. Be at least 18 years old

2. Live in Canada

3. Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or registered Indian

4. Have the minimum required income to support the parent/grandparent

Any alternate of PGP Canada 2022?

The Government of Canada offers various types of visas for immigrants wishing to visit or settle in Canada. They cater to parents and grandparents of children/grandchildren living in Canada as eligible citizens/permanent residents. The Super Visa Canada category allows Canadian Permanent Residents or citizens’ parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for 5 years plus extend their stay for 2 more years and enter Canada multiple times for up to 10 years under these circumstances.

Published Date: 12th October 2022