December 22, 2014 – The Government of Canada has announced
that the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) will reopen on
January 2, 2015. The PGP assists family reunification by
accepting a limited number of applications to sponsor parents and
grandparents for permanent residency.
A total of 5,000 applications will be accepted starting January
2, 2015. Applications must be complete, and will not
be accepted prior to January 2, 2015. Given the popularity of
the program it is expected that, as in previous years, the total
cap for applications will be reached shortly after the program
Parents and grandparents not selected for the PGP may wish to
consider applying for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa.
Parents and grandparents holding a Super Visa may stay with family
in Canada for up to two years without the need to renew their
For more information about the Parent and Grandparent Program or
the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa or for assistance in
completing an application please contact Green and Spiegel
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