Canada continues inviting immigrants under the Parents and Grandparents Program

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Parents and Grandparents Program

Canada saw a 27.2% increase in new arrivals under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in October, bouncing back from an eight-month low in August, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. There were 2,525 new permanent residents in October, up from 1,975 in September and the August low of 1,515. 

Despite a drop from 3,760 in May to 1,515 in August, current trends suggest the PGP could welcome 29,910 new residents by year’s end, a 9.7% increase from last year. So far this year, the PGP has admitted 24,925 new residents, a three percent increase from the same period the previous year. Ontario saw the highest number of PGP arrivals, with 11,805 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 Parents and Grandparents

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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