Welcome to your newest ICCRC Exam Prep lesson on the Parents and Grandparents Family Sponsorship Program!
Estimated study time: 3 hours
Important PGP links:
Guide 5772 – Application to Sponsor Parents and Grandparents
CIC/IRCC Help Centre – Sponsoring a parent or grandparent
Determine your eligibility – Sponsor your parents and grandparents
Apply to sponsor a parent or grandparent
Sponsor your parents and grandparents
Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Application
OP2 Processing Members of the Family Class
IP2 Processing Applications to Sponsor Members of the Family Class
PGP PR Sponsorship in the news:
‘New and improved intake process for sponsorship of parents and grandparents to launch on January 28, 2019’
Immigration Canada preparing to launch revamped family reunification system
Is the Parent/Grandparent PR program perfect? No. Is it still the only PR program in the world to allow sponsorship for these people? Yes!
From the National Post: ‘Parent sponsorship program still deeply flawed despite changes, immigration lawyers warn’
For many of your future clients, being able to sponsor parents and grandparents is an amazing opportunity, though certainly not an easy task to accomplish.
From Lexology: ‘Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program Re-Opened for 2018’
Taking care of parents is always important. When people hire RCICs to help their parents or grandparents immigrate, they are making sure that the application is handled by professionals who will be able to make sure that it is the strongest application possible.
From the South China Morning Post: ‘Sponsored parents and grandparents wait an average of more than six years for the processing of immigration applications’
Epstein v. Canada is an excellent case to read in order to understand the Humanitarian and Compassionate reasons why a grandmother might be eligible to stay in Canada while awaiting the results of her permanent residency application as a member of the Family Class.