Government of Canada announces details for opening of 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program
Over a 3-week period, from 12 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2020, to 12 p.m. EST on November 3, 2020, Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada will have an opportunity to submit an interest to sponsor form online. In order to ensure a fair, transparent and equal opportunity for applicants, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will randomly select potential sponsors and send them an invitation to submit an application. Selected applicants will have 60 days to submit their application. A maximum of 10,000 applications will be accepted for processing as part of the 2020 PGP intake. Given that many sponsors may have been financially impacted by the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, IRCC is introducing a temporary public policy that will reduce the income requirement for the 2020 tax year to the minimum necessary income, instead of the minimum necessary income plus 30%.
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