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Are you eligible for PGP 2020?

Parents and Grandparents Program 2020, introduced by the IRCC, aims to help Canadian citizens or Permanent Residence holders sponsor their parents and grandparents for immigration to Canada.

If you’re a citizen or a permanent resident of Canada and want to sponsor your parents or grandparents, you need to first submit an application to Immigration, Refugees and, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) between October 13 to November 3.

Your application will be reviewed for various factors such as your income, age, and status requirement. Candidates who are below 18 years of age are not eligible for this program.

Eligibility criteria for Sponsors in the Parents and Grandparents Program 2020:                                                                                                                                  

  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Living in Canada.
  • Exceeding the minimum income.
  • Commit to offer Sponsored Family Members Financial Assistance for 20 years, to repay any social assistance paid to the sponsored family members for 20 years and if the sponsor lives in Quebec, they must sign an additional commitment with Quebec.

PGP candidates must have the finances and housing required to sponsor their families. Applicants should calculate their family size and then apply as they need a certain income to support themselves and the number of family members they are sponsoring.

If you are a sponsor and want to calculate your family size, count:

  • Yourself
  • Your spouse or common-law partner.
  • Your dependent child (under the age of 22, not married or in a common-law relationship).
  • Your spouse or partner’s dependent children.
  • Any family members you and your co-signer (if applicable) previously sponsored and for whom you are still financially responsible.
  • Parents and grandparents, you want to sponsor and their dependents.
  • Dependent children who will not come to Canada with your parents or grandparents.
  • Your parents or grandparent’s spouse or partner even if they will not come to Canada.
  • Your parents or grandparents’ separated spouse.

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