Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program is predicted to grow by 6.5%

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Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) saw a 32% drop in arrivals in November following a strong October, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Arrivals fell from 2,530 in October to 1,720 in November, coinciding with a 12.4% drop in overall monthly immigration. 

Despite this, the PGP welcomed 26,600 new permanent residents in the first 11 months of the year, potentially reaching 29,018 by year-end, a 6.4% increase from the previous year. Ontario received the majority of PGP arrivals, with 12,660 parents and grandparents settling there.

During that time, the following provinces and territories attracted the following number of new permanent residents under the PGP:

  • 50 – Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 10 – Prince Edward Island
  • 175 – Nova Scotia
  • 45 – New Brunswick
  • 2,200 – Quebec has 
  • 1,020 – Manitoba 
  • 680 – Saskatchewan 
  • 4,820 – Alberta 
  • 4,080 – British Columbia 
  • 25 – Yukon 
  • 15 – Northwest Territories

Super Visa for Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program

A super visa allows you to visit your children or grandchildren for up to 5 years. It is a visa that allows multiple entries for a period of up to ten years. A super visa has specific requirements, including the need for health insurance. To be eligible, you must meet all of the requirements.

Super Visa holders are allowed to stay in Canada for a maximum of two years during that time. On the other hand, a regular visa for visitors typically has a maximum validity of six months.

Citizens of countries exempt from visa requirements may still find the Super Visa program beneficial. Normally, visitors from visa-exempt nations are allowed entry into Canada for six months without the need for a visitor’s visa.

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