Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now finished sending invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program. All interested potential sponsors who were randomly selected to apply for the 2020 program have been sent invitations. For the 2020 year, IRCC will accept up to 10,000 applications. Those who received invitations to apply must submit their complete applications to IRCC within 60 days. The deadline for when IRCC must receive an application is clearly marked on the invitation to apply.
For the 2021 program, IRCC will conduct a new interest to sponsor form intake process and accept a maximum of 30,000 new applications. Information and timelines for the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program will be posted on IRCC’s website as soon as they are available. Those interested in bringing their parents or grandparents to Canada can also consider a parent and grandparent super visa, which allows them to stay in Canada for up to two years at a time.