• Parent and Grandparent Program Intake Closed
  • May 25, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • The Parent and Grandparent sponsorship program has reached its quota since it reopened on January 4, 2016. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) received more than 14,000 new parent and grandparent applications since the program reopened, and has placed the first 5,000 complete applications in queue.

    Due to the volume of applications received, program intake is expected to be increased from 5,000 to 10,000 applications per year. As such, IRCC will retain the first 10,000 complete applications.

    Alternative Options

    Parents and grandparents who wish to spend an extended period of time with their families in Canada can also apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa, which offers holders the option of staying in Canada for up to two years.

    What This Means for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents Sponsoring Their Parents and Grandparents

    Those interested in the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa should contact their immigration professional for more information.