Invitations were issued to potential sponsors of parents and grandparents who had submitted an Interest to Sponsor form during the 2020 application period.
About two weeks ago, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its PGP 2020 lottery and began sending out invitations over a ten-day period.
Potential sponsors who received an invitation now have 60 calendar days to submit a complete application to sponsor their parents and grandparents.
It was also noted that PGP continues to be very popular and that “the number of people interested in sponsoring their parents and grandparents always exceeds the number of applications we can accept.” Those who submitted a sponsorship application form in 2020 but were not selected to apply in the 2020 round are encouraged to do so again when the 2021 program is launched.
In 2021, Canada plans to issue up to 30,000 invitations under the PGP program. More information and timelines for the upcoming PGP will be posted on IRCC’s website as soon as it becomes available.