Canada Issues Updates on PGP Application Process

Learn about the latest developments in the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) application process. Find out how invitations are being distributed, submission guidelines, and what to do if you missed previous opportunities.

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) is a crucial pathway for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residence in Canada.

As of today, there is exciting news for those who have expressed their interest in sponsoring their loved ones through the PGP. The Canadian government has announced updates on the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) application process, providing new information and guidelines for potential sponsors.

Updates on the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it will begin sending invitations to apply (ITAs) to potential sponsors under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) starting today, October 10, 2023.

Who is eligible to receive an ITA?

To be eligible to receive an ITA, you must have submitted an Interest to Sponsor form in 2020. Invitations will be sent to randomly selected potential sponsors from the remaining pool of 2020 Interest to Sponsor forms.


How will I know if I have received an ITA?

If you have been selected to receive an ITA, you will receive an email from IRCC at the address you provided on your Interest to Sponsor form. The email will include instructions on how to electronically submit your PGP application.

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What is the deadline to submit my PGP application?

You must submit your PGP application by the deadline specified in your invitation email. Failure to do so will result in your application being returned.

What if I submitted an Interest to Sponsor form in 2020 but did not receive an ITA?

If you submitted an Interest to Sponsor form in 2020 but did not receive an ITA during the 2020, 2021, or 2022 intakes, make sure to monitor the email account you used on that form, including your spam and junk mail folders.


What if I have lost my confirmation number or need to update my email address?

Once all invitations have been sent out, you will be able to recover a lost confirmation number or provide a new email address if you no longer have access to the email address you used to submit your Interest to Sponsor form. You can do this by visiting the following link:

Additional information

For more information on the PGP, please visit the IRCC website: Sponsor your parents and grandparents –

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Tips for completing your PGP application

  • Start gathering your supporting documentation early. This will help you to avoid any unnecessary delays in processing your application.
  • Make sure to complete all sections of the application form accurately and thoroughly.
  • Double-check your application before submitting it to ensure that there are no errors or omissions.
  • If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact an immigration consultant or lawyer.

We wish you all the best in your PGP application!


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, he's passionate about writing.

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