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  • Wed-Oct-2021

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10,000 parents to be sponsored in 2020. Parents and Grandparents Program reopening announced

On October 5, 2020, the Federal Immigration Department (IRCC) finally announced the reopening of the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). This year, Canadians will be allocated only 10,000 spots, while for the next year, Canada plans to allow 30,000 applications. The major change in the program is a return to the random lottery system among all interested to sponsor their parents or grandparents. This signalizes about the failure of the first-come, first-served approach introduced in 2019. On the other hand, IRCC eases the financial requirement for sponsors and reducing the income requirement to the minimum necessary income, instead of the minimum necessary income plus 30%. All candidates will have a window from October 13, 2020, to November 3, 2020, to submit an Interest to Sponsor (IOS). Once the registration is over, IRCC will randomly select candidates and distribute invitations to apply to potential sponsors. Once invited, sponsors will have sixty days to submit a complete application with all supporting documentation.


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Step by Step Visas is an immigration service company in Toronto, Canada. Directed and owned by Christian Levi a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Authority (ICCRC).

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