23.100 interested sponsors will be invited by Canada to participate in the Parents and Grandparents

The PGP 2022 application process was just made public by IRCC. A PGP lottery will be held in Canada once more, with participants chosen from the autumn 2020 interest to sponsor pool.


The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2022 application intake process has just been made public in Canada.


Over the following two weeks, 23,100 interested potential sponsors will get invitations to apply from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This amount, according to IRCC, will allow it to fulfill its mandate to accept up to 15,000 complete applications for sponsorship under the PGP 2022. Later this week invites will start to arrive.


In the fall of 2020, IRCC will make a selection from individuals who indicated a desire to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents. According to IRCC, there are still over 155,000 potential sponsors in the pool. At that time, prospective sponsors had three weeks to express interest by filling out a form on the IRCC website. After accepting about 10,000 applicants for the PGP 2020, IRCC conducted a lottery. The same pool was used by IRCC to select about 30,000 applicants for the PGP 2021 last year.


MNI for Parents and Grandparents Program Sponsorship:

The sponsor in Canada will only be qualified for parent and grandparent sponsorship if they have exceeded MNI for three straight tax years (except in the province of Quebec). By fulfilling this condition, sponsors can show that they are prepared to take on the financial responsibilities that frequently come along with looking after older family members and bringing them to Canada.


The Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) requirements for sponsors under the 2022 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship are shown in the chart below.


Another Option to Bring Your Parents and Grand Parents to Canada is Super Visa:

The Super Visa, which has a 10-year validity period and permits holders to stay in Canada as visitors for five years without having to renew their documentation, may also be available to parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens.