Parent and Grandparent Program
The Parents and Grandparents (PGP) program is a Canadian immigration program that allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residence in Canada.
To be eligible for the PGP program, both the sponsor and the sponsored person must meet certain requirements. The sponsor must demonstrate that they have sufficient income to support their parents or grandparents, and must not have any criminal or immigration-related issues. The sponsored person must meet the eligibility criteria for permanent residence in Canada, including passing medical and security checks.
The program has an annual cap on the number of applications accepted, and it typically opens for a limited period each year. The application process involves two stages: first, the sponsor must submit an application to the government expressing their interest in sponsoring their parents or grandparents; then, if selected, the sponsor must submit a complete sponsorship application, along with the required supporting documents, to the government. IRCC randomly selects potential sponsors and invite them to submit a complete application to sponsor their parents or grandparents.
If the application is approved, the sponsored person will receive a permanent resident visa, allowing them to enter Canada and become a permanent resident. It’s important to note that the PGP program is a competitive program with limited spots available each year, and the application process can be complex and time-consuming. Additionally, the sponsor must commit to supporting their parents or grandparents financially.