A new processing system has been devised for the famous Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) for immigrating to Canada. Under the new system potential applicants can register to show their interest. They can submit their application as and when they are invited to do so by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Through PGP, permanent residents and citizens of Canada can sponsor their grandparents and parents to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents.
Canadian residents will be required to fill an online form to show their interest that they want to sponsor their grandparents and parents. This form will be available for a period of 30 days starting from January 3, 2017 to February 2, 2017 from 12 pm EST.
Once this period is over, 10,000 individuals will be randomly invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to submit their application. A notification will be sent to all the individuals who submitted their form online as to whether they are invited or not.
Individuals who do not get the invitation can submit their interest again in 2018. A time period of 90 days will be given to all the invited candidates to submit their application, along with all the supporting documents.
Supporting documents that an individual will be required to submit will range from documents related to civil status, income taxation records, and more. Starting from January 9, 2017, application guide and kit will be available online.
It’s not First-Come, First-Served
The most recent intake in PGP took place in January 2016 and within three days more than 14,000 people submitted their application. In this intake, the first 10,000 application were picked up for processing.
It was noticed that applicants paid large sum of money to couriers so that their application can reach the destination at the earliest. Many people descried this process as lottery and it is because of this reason in 2017 applications will be picked randomly.
Just like it has happened before, it is expected that for the coming 2017 application cycle, the number of applications submitted will outnumber the number of invitations available.
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