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Advantages Of The Parents And Grandparents Program In Canada Immigration

Peter Fey



Parents and Grandparents Program in Canada

The 2020 intake window for the Parents and Grandparents Program is now open and will remain so until November 3, 2020. The Parents and Grandparents Program provides a variety of benefits, especially to families and Canadian society in general. It has become a popular program over the last few years because it makes the process of family reunification much easier.

In the period between October 13th and November 3rd, permanent residents and Canadian citizens will be able to complete interest to sponsor forms on the official website of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). After the deadline is over, IRCC will organize a lottery based on which it will invite candidates who will be allowed to submit sponsorship applications for their parents and grandparents during their immigration to Canada. IRCC has said that it will accept a maximum of 10,000 applications for this year’s PGP window.


The primary benefit of this PGP for both Canadian citizens and permanent residents is that they can bring their parents and grandparents to the country with lesser hassle. The parents and grandparents can become permanent residents with the ability to work in Canada, and access healthcare. In the long run, they can even decide to become Canadian citizens.

Strong families are integral to Canadian society. The PGP is also a great option economically. Research indicates that parents and grandparents are able to augment the household income. As a result, families can have greater purchasing power and that can fruitful for the economy.


Alongside contributing to the household income, parents and grandparents also allow their children and grandchildren to engage more professionally since they provide child care. The rest of the family can hence enjoy more flexibility.

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