Welcome to your newest ICCRC Exam Prep lesson on the Parents and Grandparents Family Sponsorship Program!

Estimated study time: 3 hours

Important PGP links:

Guide 5772 – Application to Sponsor Parents and Grandparents

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5772ETOC.asp

CIC/IRCC Help Centre – Sponsoring a parent or grandparent

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/results-by-topic.asp?st=14.1

Determine your eligibility – Sponsor your parents and grandparents

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/pgp-apply-who.asp

Apply to sponsor a parent or grandparent

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/parents-apply-how.asp

Family sponsorship

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/

Sponsor your parents and grandparents

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/parents.asp

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Application

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/sponsor-parents.asp

OP2 Processing Members of the Family Class

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/op/op02-eng.pdf

IP2 Processing Applications to Sponsor Members of the Family Class

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/ip/ip02-eng.pdf

IRPA/R R4 R117 R130 R133 

Understanding LICO

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/5482Eguide.asp

 

 

 

PGP PR Sponsorship in the news:

From the National Post: ‘Parent sponsorship program still deeply flawed despite changes, immigration lawyers warn’

http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/parent-sponsorship-program-still-a-crapshoot-despite-changes-immigration-lawyers-warn

 

From Lexology: ‘Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program Re-Opened for 2018’

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=126d3ae5-3537-4e39-8564-6bb154952be4

 

From the South China Morning Post: ‘Sponsored parents and grandparents wait an average of more than six years for the processing of immigration applications’

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2081307/chinese-elders-immigration-applications-bog-down

 

Important Cases:

Epstein v. Canada is an excellent case to read in order to understand the Humanitarian and Compassionate reasons why a grandmother might be eligible to stay in Canada while awaiting the results of her permanent residency application as a member of the Family Class.

 

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