The Parents and Grandparents Immigration Program 2020 for Canada has been postponed due to its ongoing attempts to control the spread of the corona-virus pandemic.

IRCC Announces Details about PGP Postponement


According to the Refugee, Immigration and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) media statement, the starting for the expressions of interest (EOI) to apply for the successful program was expected in the following weeks.

Due to the temporary postponement of the call for EOI for applications is not assumed to influence when grandparents and parents will arrive in Canada, and IRCC will process the specific applications.

The Canadian immigration program allows citizens of Canada and permanent residents to sponsor their grandparents and parents to obtain Canada PR status. The immigration program is so successful that the federal government of Canada has found out multiple ways over the past decade to maintain its intake since 2011.

In the yeat 2019, a significant number of 100,000 Canadians expressed or showed their interest in sponsoring a grandparent or parent even though there were only 21,000 Canadian PR available. Likewise, this year Canada Immigration is targeting admissions of 21,000 newcomers under the Parents and Grandparents Immigration Program each year by its 2020-2022 Plan of Immigration Levels.

The IRCC has attempted different measures to control the PNP in the current years and adapts new approaches to enhance its approach.

  • As per the approach, they will follow a first-come and first-served model, whereby it processed many applications in the order that they were provided.
  • They have also proposed a lottery model, in which sponsors were selected randomly.

Well, when the intake process by IRCC started later in 2020, it will be observed how is the process of Parents and Grandparents Immigration Program heads on.

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