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Cap Reached for Parent and Grandparent Program

January 19, 2015 – The Government of Canada has announced that intake for the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) is now closed. The program, which opened on January 2, 2015, reached its cap of 5,000 applications on January 16, 2015. The PGP is not expected to reopen until 2016.

The PGP is a popular family reunification program, permitting citizens and permanent residents to sponsor parents or grandparents for immigration to Canada.
Parents and grandparents not selected for the PGP should consider applying for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa. Parents and Grandparents travelling on a Super Visa may stay with family in Canada for up to two years without renewing their status.
If you have questions about Canadian family reunification programs or for more information about the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa, please contact Green and Spiegel LLP.