IRCC will process up to 10,000 applications as part of its 2020 PGP intake. In 2021, it will open a new PGP window and process up to 30,000 applications.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has held its 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) lottery.
Those who have been drawn from the lottery have 60 days to submit their sponsorship application to IRCC.
The eligibility criteria for PGP sponsorship includes:
• Being a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
• Being at least 18 years old
• Meet the Minimum Necessary Income level
• Sign a sponsorship undertaking agreement. Under this agreement, sponsors and co-signers must repay any social assistance paid to their sponsored relatives. The length of the undertaking is 20 years for sponsors and co-signers living outside of Quebec, and 10 years for sponsors living in Quebec.
IRCC has stated it will announce details on the 2021 PGP in the first half of the New Year. It will use a lottery system once again. This means that sponsors will be provided with a window to indicate their interest to sponsor on IRCC’s website, and then IRCC will hold another lottery. The 2021 PGP will be three times bigger than the 2020 PGP intake, as IRCC has said it will accept up to 30,000 applications.