November 26, 2015
Parent and Grandparent Program set to reopen 4 January 2016
CIC has announced that they will start taking new applications to sponsor parents and grandparents on 4 January 2016 at 8:00 am Eastern Standard Time. There will be a cap on the number of applications accepted, but this number is yet to be released. In their campaign, the Liberal government pledged to double the number of applications from 5,000 to 10,000. It is still unknown whether this promise will be fulfilled and implemented in time for the program opening.
As recent years will show, the cap is expected to be reached quickly. To read more about previous changes made to the program and its popularity, please click here.
If you wish to sponsor a parent or grandparent, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to be eligible. These include being a Canadian citizen or permanent resident over 18 years of age living in Canada and having a minimum necessary income level to be able to financially support the applicants. It is still unknown whether the 2016 Parent and Grandparent program will reopen with the same requirements as 2015 or if changes will be made. Stay tuned!
For more information on the Parents and Grandparent Super Visa, click here.