Government of Canada announces details for opening of 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

October 5, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, right this moment introduced particulars for the opening of the 2020 Mother and father and Grandparents (PGP) Program, constructing additional on the federal government’s dedication to reuniting households.

Over a 3-week interval, from 12 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2020, to 12 p.m. EST on November 3, 2020, Canadians and everlasting residents who want to sponsor their mother and father and grandparents to come back to Canada can have a chance to submit an curiosity to sponsor kind on-line.

As a way to guarantee a good, clear and equal alternative for candidates, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will randomly choose potential sponsors and ship them an invite to submit an utility. Chosen candidates can have 60 days to submit their utility.

Lodging is on the market to individuals with disabilities who’re unable to make use of the net kind. They will request the curiosity to sponsor kind in another format (paper copy, Braille or giant print) by contacting the IRCC Shopper Help Centre at 1-888-242-2100 or by email till November 3, 2020.

On condition that many sponsors might have been financially impacted by the distinctive circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, IRCC is introducing a temporary public policy that can cut back the revenue requirement for the 2020 tax yr to the minimal obligatory revenue, as a substitute of the minimal obligatory revenue plus 30%.

The federal government is aware of how vital it’s for households to be collectively, notably throughout troublesome instances. The launch of the 2020 Mother and father and Grandparents Program builds on the federal government’s initiatives to prioritize the approval of 49,000 household sponsorship functions by December 31, 2020, in addition to final week’s announcement of a course of to reunite extra households and approve compassionate circumstances inside the present border restrictions.

A most of 10,000 functions might be accepted for processing as a part of the 2020 PGP consumption. In 2021, IRCC will open a brand new consumption of curiosity to sponsor kinds to simply accept a complete of 30,000 new functions.

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