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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada encouraging immigrants in Canada – Doubling the Parent and grandparents program cap

This week Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has started sending out invitations through the parent and grandparents program to the potential sponsors.
In the March 19th update, it has been announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada that the potential sponsors are being selected at random pace and they have 60 days from the exact invitation date to submit their complete form of application.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada encouraging immigrants in Canada - Doubling the Parent and grandparents program cap
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada encouraging immigrants in Canada – Doubling the Parent and grandparents program cap

Canada Immigration expecting 10000 Sponsor application for Parent and Grandfather unification program

New features have been introduced last year by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for the PGP or parent and grandparents program, and it includes the first step which requires the citizens of Canada as well as the permanent residents to submit the Interest to Sponsor form.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has again accepted the form from potential sponsors this year between the 2nd January and 1st February. Randomly a number of individuals have been selected who further submitted the Interest to Sponsor form.
According to immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, around 10000 complete applications were not received from the selected sponsors and it may lead to an additional invitation round, which will be held in 2018.

Introducing new features for facilitating the process of Parent and Grandfather Unification application for Canada

Those individuals who have submitted the Interest to Sponsor form are now being directly contacted by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada email. Sometimes it so happens that the emails failed to directly reach the inbox of the individuals and land in the spam or junk folder. So, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada officials are now encouraging those individuals who have properly completed as well as submitted the Interest to Sponsor form to keep a check on the junk and inbox mail folders.
Recently, a new feature has been added which allows the sponsors to keep a check on the confirmation number and compare the same with the published invitee list. This helps individuals to find out whether they have been invited for submitting the application, henceforth, prepared their application even before receiving the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada confirmation email.
Upon the submission of Interest to Sponsor form, a confirmation number is issued to the sponsors. Due to a number of reasons, individuals sometimes forgot or lose the confirmation number. Now, they can fill a new online form and find out whether they have been invited for the application within the next 10 business days.

Family reunification – The topmost priority of immigration Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has introduced the Interest to Sponsor form and randomized the process of selection to the PGP sponsorship program in order to fast track the process of application as well as reduce the costs which are incurred by the applicants with the previous application process based on first-come, first-served method.

The parent and grandparents program intake cap has been doubled by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – it has been increased from 5000 to 10000 with the motto of helping the permanent residents as well as the Canadian citizens to bring their loved ones into the country.

In fact, the new process directly favors the applicants submitting the complete applications. It means that candidates who have recently submitted the Interest to Sponsor form can also get the invitation to apply in place of those who have been currently invited but did not apply or submit the complete applications.

Thus, candidates who have not yet received the invitation for submitting a complete application should possess the hope for a sudden miracle. At the same time, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has also asked the candidates to stay up to date for getting prospects about the future invitation rounds.
According to the statement given by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, “The annual 10,000 application intake limit ensures that new applicants have the chance to apply, while the levels plan for parents and grandparents ensures enough are processed each year so that processing times are reasonable and the backlog is further reduced,”

The multi-year immigration levels plan of Canada provides an increment in the intake allocation for the parent and grandparents program with every passing year. As per the critics, a total of around 61,500 new permanent residents will be invited to Canada by the year 2020.
If any individual is really interested in sponsoring his grandparent or parent through the program, then he needs to review as well as meet the eligibility requirement for this specific program. And it also includes a complete breakdown of the income requirements.

This Option is in addition to Option of Super-visa Available

There is another option available to individuals, which is known as the parent and grandparents super visa. This is beneficial for those individuals who have grandchild or child in Canada. This visa enables the eligible candidates with the option to stay in the country for 2 years at the initial visit. This also enables extended time as compared to the regular visa permit which comes with only 6-month validity.

What are the next steps?

Now, the sponsors need to submit a complete application form in 2018 to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada before the mentioned deadline. They also need to pay the required fees within the allotted time. At the same time, the invitation to submit the application form cannot be transferred to any other individual.

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