Canada releases a new update on 11, Oct 2022 concerning Family Sponsorship for those who hold citizenship or permanent residency status and wish to bring their parents and grandparent to Canada. these will be granted permanent residency status.
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship IRCC, Sean Fraser States: “Family reunification is an essential part of Canada’s immigration system. Building on recently announced enhancements to the parents and grandparents super visa, opening a Parents and Grandparents Program sponsorship intake and accepting up to 15,000 applications in 2022 demonstrates the government’s commitment to reuniting families while strengthening Canada’s immigration system.”
Applicants who applied in 2020 for Family Sponsorship and have not received an invitation to apply yet will benefit from this update as IRCC decides to send random invitations for interested applicants in PGP from the pool of 2020. These invitations will include those who did not receive an ITA in January and September 2020.
The process of reuniting families goes as follows 23,100 invitations to apply will be sent to potential sponsors within 2 weeks, and 15,000 of them will be accepted under the Parent and Grand Parent Sponsorship Program.
Due to the financial difficulties that occurred in the 2020 and 2021 pandemic, the income requirements of sponsors will be minimized to the necessary income only without the 30% plus added to the necessary income.
As for those who will not receive an ITA, IRCC presents an alternative solution, interested parents and grandparents still have the opportunity by applying for the super Visa. The super visa will allow them to reside in Canada as permanent residents and is valid for 10 years.
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