The time has finally arrived. Potential sponsors will now start receiving an invitation email from IRCC that will allow them to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada as permanent residents.

IRCC started sending out invitations on September 20th, 2021 and will continue to do so until October 7th, inviting 30,000 sponsors in a span of three weeks.

Invitations will come from and the subject in the email will be “Parents and Grandparents Program Invitation / L’invitation à présenter une demande dans le cadre du Programme des parents et des grands-parents – CPCM / CTDM“.

To be considered for this invitation, you must have submitted an interest to sponsor form to the IRCC between October and November in the previous year. You must be at least 18 years of age and be either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident in Canada or be a status First Nations.

If you receive an invitation, you must submit your sponsorship application within the 60 day period. Make sure that you submit your application before the deadline or else your application will be returned to you. In some cases, invitation emails go to the promotion or spam folder so it is important to check all folders within your email.

Here are the basic steps to Apply for PGP Sponsorship

Step 1: Receive an Invitation to Apply from IRCC
Step 2: Send an application online
Step 3: Pay Application Fees
Step 4: Submit Additional Information that may be required by IRCC from you

The sponsorship application processing time can take anywhere from 20 to 24 Months.

If you are not invited, you have the option to bring your parents or grandparents to Canada through the Super Visa. This visa allows multiple entry into Canada over the course of ten years. In order to apply for a Super Visa, you must be a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.