Canada welcomes a record number of parents and grandparents

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Canada welcomes a record number of parents and grandparents

Many families are being reunited in Canada through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP), and this number will likely exceed the target set for 2022-2024. Under the immigration plan, Ottawa had aimed to bring in 25,000 parents and grandparents this year under the PGP and then raise the target to 28,500 new permanent residents next year. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) statistics, for the first seven months of 2022, Canada is expected to welcome 29,091 new permanent residents under the PGP.

This prediction is based on the existing trend, which has seen 16,970 new permanent residents enter Canada through that program in the first seven months of this year and is expected to continue through the rest of 2022.


There has been a record for more new permanent residents gradually entering Canada through the PGP in the first seven months of this year.

In April, 2,403 immigrants became permanent residents as a consequence of the PGP. When compared to the previous month, there had been 692 more new permanent residents in May, or around 28.8% of the total, and another 10.5 percent in June, bringing the total to 3,420. Under the PGP, there were 2,910 fewer new permanent residents in July than in June. But it is clear that the number of new permanent residents approved under the PGP is increasing and is now closer to the highest number allowed under the Immigration Level Plan.


29091 candidates will be welcomed to Canada through PGP in 2022.

According to data, the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will allow 29091 permanent residents to enter Canada in 2022. This greatly exceeds the target set for the Parents and Grandparents Program in the Immigration Levels Plan 2022–24. (PGP). According to the Immigration Levels Plan, the program’s real aim was 25000 for 2022. 

PGP for the year may range between 19000 and 31000. Therefore, the expected number of immigrants under the program remains within the specified range. The total number of PGP immigrants who arrived in Canada in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic, was 22010. And this year, 7081 more applicants (32.2%) will benefit from the program to immigrate to Canada.


What is the Parents and Grandparents Program?

In recent years, the Parents and Grandparents Program has experienced remarkable popularity among immigrants to Canada. Canada’s decision to raise the program’s aim demonstrates its dedication to maintaining family reunification as a key component of its immigration policy. The PGP Program is a great option for those who wish to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada. 

Once a year, the Parents and Grandparents Program opens. It allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada.


To find out more details about the process of the Parents and Grandparents Program.

You can contact one of our immigration specialists at  Gunness & Associates.


Tel: (416) 604-2669 



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