Family Class PGP started issuing invitations for delayed 2020 season

  • January 7, 2021

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) under Family Class has started issuing the invitation to candidates for 2020 intake which was delayed due to pandemic. Those who submitted their interest to sponsor form during the intake period in November, 2020, are eligible to receive invitations. Invitations are issued through a randomized lottery system which was previously on first come first serve basis prior to changed took place in year 2019.

Those who submitted interest to sponsor forms are encouraged to check their email regularly during the first two weeks of January. Invited applicants will have 60 days to submit their complete application.

As a part of 2020 intake, maximum 10,000 applications will be accepted and processed for the current issue and more invitations are being issued in 2021, these invitations constitute part of the 2020 PGP intake.

IRCC plans to open another intake of interest to sponsor form for total 30,000 new applications this year that would be the highest annual PGP intake since Canada adopted the invitation-based model in 2017.


Income requirement reduced due to pandemic

The pandemic has created a situation where the many individuals and families have suffered financially across the globe. Given this condition, many potential sponsors might have been impacted financially and therefore, 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 percent.


Overview: Canada’s Parent and Grandparents Program (PGP) under Family Class

Family Class immigration category allows the Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parent(s) or grandparent(s) through the Parent and Grandparent Program, or PGP.

Sponsored parents and grandparents become permanent residents of Canada, with all the benefits available to residents. This includes the right to live and work in Canada without restriction on location, time, or sector, as well as access to publicly-funded health care and other services. Ultimately, sponsored parents and grandparents may become Canadian citizens.

Under the government of Canada’s multi-year immigration plan, around 21,000 new permanent residents are to be admitted annually as permanent residents through the PGP.

For more information about Parents and Grandparents visa and to apply for the same, contact us at or call us at 1800-419-3242.

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