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Canada’s Parents and Grandparents 2023 lottery begins today

By CIC News |

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2023 lottery begins today.

Between October 10 and October 23, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will send invitations to apply to 24,200 interested potential sponsors. These invitations will be sent to randomly selected potential sponsors from the remaining pool of submissions from 2020. IRCC’s goal is to receive 15,000 complete applications.

If you submitted an interest to sponsor form in 2020 but did not receive an invitation to apply for the PGP in 2021 or 2022, continue to check your email that you provided when you submitted your interest to sponsor form back in 2020. Make sure to also check your spam folder as the invitation to apply from IRCC may end up there.

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