Re-launch of Canada Parent and Grandparent Program January 2014

This Canada immigration program has been highly successful in reuniting immigrant families in Canada while considerably cutting immigration backlogs in the immigration system of the nation.

Canada PGP re-opens January 2014—In the first week of January 2014, Canada will re-launch its highly successful immigration program- Parent and Grandparent program(PGP). As per the announcement by Canada immigration minister Chris Alexander, this immigration program has been witnessing remarkable success in reuniting immigrant families in Canada.

Canada immigration program-PGP(Parent and Grandparent Program) is going to be re-launched(next phase) on 2nd January next year.

So, the re-launch of Canada PGP is certainly great news for many immigrants wanting to join with their parents or grandparents living in other nations.

PGP-Reduced waiting times, immigration backlogs—PGP has been cutting wait times for Canada immigration application processing to a great extent. This was revealed by Canada immigration minister Alexander.

Giving details about this, Alexander said CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) has allowed entry of nearly 45,000 Canada permanent residents in the nation in the FC (Family Class) in the first half of the current year. And this means 40 percent increased immigration of permanent residents over the first half of the previous year (i.e. 2012).

And the onus for this must go to doubled admissions in PGP program. It may be worth notable in this regard that the waiting periods could have gone up to eight years or so due to increased immigration backlogs in PGP scheme.

But, the successful progress of PGP program has been instrumental in faster reunification of immigrant families, highlighted Alexander said while addressing a press conference at Brampton Multicultural Community Center.

Additional 20,000 to be welcomed under PGP program in 2014—In the year 2014, when the next phase of Canada PGP program will be launched following a pause, nearly 20,000 parents and grandparents will be welcomed to Canada, affirmed Alexander. And this is going to be a record high figure in the past ten years or so, he added.

It may be notable that the second phase of PGP will have annual cap of 5,000 applications along with tougher admission rules.

All this is going to be done for having reduced Canada immigration application backlogs as well as lower wait periods. New eligibility norms will be there for sponsors wanting to bring in their families to Canada.

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