Sponsorships from parents and grandparents will reach a record level in 2022

Sponsorships from parents and grandparents will reach a record level in 2022

Sponsorships from parents and grandparents will reach a record level in 2022.

With 27.4% more permanent residents coming to Canada under the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) program than in the pre-pandemic period, the program is on track to reach a record high this year.

In the first half of the current year, 14,020 new permanent residents were admitted to Canada through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP), according to information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Only 11,740 permanent residents were admitted through PGP in total last year.

Accordingly, 2280 more persons were admitted in the first half of 2022 than were admitted overall through PGP in 2021. The total number of permanent residents who would be admitted through PGP this year would be 28040 if the current rate of admission holds.

The number of people admitted is more than twice as much as previous year. The total number of people admitted in 2019, the last full year before the epidemic, was 22,010; this amount is 6030 greater than that.

Consistent rise in the number of patients admitted via PGP

The number of permanent residents admitted to the parents and grandparents’ program has steadily increased since 2015. A total of 15,490 people were admitted under the PGP in that year.

There were 17040 people admitted in 2016. Even more people were admitted, bringing the total to 20,495, an increase of over 20.3%. A decline occurred in 2018, when only 18,030 people were admitted, as a result.

The numbers increased to 22,010 in 2019 before declining the following year as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. More applicants were allowed in 2021 as a result of COVID-19 limits being abolished.


How can I become a sponsor under the Parents and Grandparents Program?

The number of people who will be accepted through PGP will naturally increase as Canada’s immigration levels reach historic highs in the coming years.

Through PGP, Canada expects to receive 28500 new permanent residents in 2023. It implies that a greater number of Canadian citizens and permanent residents will have the opportunity to sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residence in Canada.

An Interest to Sponsor form must be submitted to the IRCC before a person can sponsor a parent or grandparent. The pool would be drawn from, and the individuals that were chosen would receive invitations to apply.

The invited candidates have 60 days to submit their entire application.

The following criteria must be satisfied in order for someone to sponsor a parent or grandparent for permanent residence in Canada.

Be 18 years of age or older
Calling Canada home
Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

-Have the resources to support the sponsored individuals. The sponsors must have earned the required minimum income over the previous three years. If they have a co-signer, their combined income will be taken into account.

After receiving acceptance for permanent residence, the sponsoring individual must promise to take care of their parent or grandparent for 20 years. Additionally, they must consent to returning to the government any social assistance payments made for the parent or grandparent during that time.

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