Parents and Grandparents Program Invitations in 2021

Last updated: 27 July 2021

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IRCC will issue Parents and Grandparents (PGP) 2021 invitations beginning the week of September 20, 2021.

Following the PGP 2021 lottery, up to 30,000 sponsors will be invited to submit their sponsorship application within 60 days. 

If you receive a PGP 2021 invitation and need legal assistance, you are invited to contact Campbell Cohen so that our law firm can help you submit your application within the 60-day deadline. 

Campbell Cohen is a leading Canadian immigration law firm with over 45 years of expertise. We welcome the opportunity to help you benefit from what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure permanent resident status for your parents and grandparents.


What to do if you receive a PGP invitation to apply

Under Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2021 intake window, potential sponsors had between October 13 and November 3, 2020 to submit an interest to sponsor form on IRCC's website. IRCC will hold a lottery to invite up to 30,000 potential sponsors.

IRCC will issue invitations over a two-week period beginning the week of September 20, 2021.

Potential sponsors who receive an invitation to submit a sponsorship application must submit a completed application package, including supporting documents and fees within 60 days of receiving the invitation. 

Supporting documents include income tax records, documents relating to civil status, and other material.

During application processing, IRCC will ask persons being sponsored to provide information, such as their biometrics fee, medical exams, police certificates or any other documents that are required. 

IRCC estimates that completed applications will be processed within 20 to 24 months.

Receiving an invitation to apply is extremely rare and it may in fact be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The reason for this is that there is tremendous demand among Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents, however the demand to sponsor far exceeds the number of available PGP spots provided by IRCC each year. In previous years, some 100,000 people have indicated a desire to sponsor their parents and grandparents, while IRCC has only offered around 20,000 spots.

If you receive an invitation, you do not want to miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime to obtain permanent resident status for your parents or grandparents. You will want to ensure you submit a completed application so that IRCC can approve the application, and enable your parents and grandparents to move to Canada as quickly as possible.

How CanadaVisa and Campbell Cohen Can Assist You

CanadaVisa.com was founded in 1994 as the online presence of the Campbell Cohen immigration law firm. CanadaVisa has since grown into one of the world's leading and most authoritative sources on how to immigrate to Canada. Millions of people trust CanadaVisa each year to provide them with helpful information on how to move to Canada, and settle and integrate here. 

Campbell Cohen is a leading Canadian immigration law firm with over 60 immigration lawyers, paralegals, and professionals. Campbell Cohen has over 45 years of experience and operates a dedicated Family Class Sponsorship practice. Campbell Cohen is able to use its experience and expertise to represent your best interests as you submit your PGP application to the Canadian government. 

Contact Campbell Cohen for PGP Assistance