Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have announced re-opening dates for Parents & grandparents Program intake after COVID-19 delays.
Citizens and permanent residents of Canada will soon be able to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada for permanent residence.
The immigration department of Canada has announced that they will start accepting forms of interest for the Parents & grandparents Program between 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 13 and 12:00 p.m. EDT on November 3. This is not the Parents & grandparents Program application but is a chance for Citizens or permanent residents to show their interest in sponsoring their family members for Canadian immigration.
A random selection from such potential sponsors will be done by IRCC and an invitation to submit an application will be sent to them. After receiving this invitation, applicants will have to submit their completed sponsorship application in 60 days.
Till now IRCC has decided to accept a maximum of 10,000 applications in 2020 and in 2021, a new intake of interest to sponsor process will be declared & a total number of 30,000 new applications will be accepted.
Reduction in income requirement for the 2020 tax year to the minimum necessary income will be seen through IRCC’s latest temporary public policy. Such a step has been taken in support of those who are negatively affected in terms of financial income by the coronavirus pandemic.
Initially, registration of opening was planned to go live earlier this year, yet was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak.
As per the target of the immigration department of Canada, this year’s aim of IRCC is to welcome 21,000 new immigrants via the Parents & grandparents Program. This target related announcement was made just before the coronavirus travel restrictions imposed in March. Since then, Canada’s level of immigration has fallen significantly.
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