Canada PGP Program

IRCC Begins Parents & Grandparents Program Sponsorship Lottery

Published on : September 24, 2021


Key Highlights:

  • Overview 
  • Invitation for PGP
  • Receiving a PGP Invite


The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it has started issuing invitations to permanent residents for the Parents & Grandparents Program (PGP).

Invitation for PGP

Under the PGP, 30,000 citizens and PR holders will be invited to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada. The IRCC will continue to send the invitations for two weeks from now, i.e. 7th October 2021.

After receiving the invitation, the sponsors have 60 days to submit their applications to the IRCC. 

The invitations came through email from the address: CIC.CPCMississaugaDoNotReply-CTDMississaugaNePasRepondre.CIC@cic.gc.ca with the subject line: ‘Parents and Grandparents Program Invitation / L’invitation à présenter une demande dans le cadre du Programme des parents et des grands-parents – CPCM / CTDM.’

The sponsored parents and grandparents will then become permanent residents of Canada and will avail all the benefits, including free healthcare.

Receiving the invitation is difficult as there is intense competition from other citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their families to Canada.

Receiving a PGP Invite

To receive the invitation, you must:

  • Be over 18 years of age, and a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or have First Nations status and
  • Prove to the IRCC that you meet the criteria for the Minimum Necessary Income. For this, you have to submit your CRA assessment notices for the last three tax years.

If you meet the criteria and wish to start the process, you have 60 days to submit the complete sponsorship application along with the fees to the IRCC.

Topics: Migrate, Canada

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