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Sponsors lucky enough to be invited to submit an application to sponsor their parent(s) or grandparents(s) for immigration to Canada have a deadline of July 24 to submit a complete application, including supporting documents.

The deadline looms for the 10,000 sponsors selected at random by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) earlier this week under the Parent And Grandparent Program (PGP).

These sponsors, who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents, were selected from a pool of around 95,000 potential sponsors who had submitted an 'Interest to Sponsor' form earlier this year. According to IRCC, these 10,000 sponsors represent around 17,000 sponsored persons, as an application can include more than one sponsored person.

Sponsors who received an invitation to apply have only a 90-day period during which they may apply. Among other material, sponsors must submit income taxation records and documents relating to civil status.

If you have received an invitation to apply to the PGP, you may contact us to learn more about the next steps regarding your application.

To find out if you or your family members are eligible for the Parent and Grandparent Program based on the eligibility criteria for the most recent application cycle, please fill out a free online assessment.