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The Parents and Grandparents Program will reopen in September, but not to new applicants

by Ronalee Carey Law

July 2021

After much expectation, the 2021 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program will reopen the week of September 20th.  However, new applications are not being accepted.  Only those who submitted an interest to sponsor form in 2020 are eligible for the random selection process.  This will be great news for those not selected in the January 2021 draw, as they will be getting a second chance in the ‘lottery.’  However, no new ‘lottery tickets’ are available, which will be devastating for anyone who couldn’t apply in 2020. 

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Canadian Immigration Fire Sale on Now!

by Ronalee Carey Law

April 2021

In an attempt to make up for a pandemic-related shortfall of potential immigrants from overseas, the Canadian government will open temporary programs for individuals working in Canada.  There will be three streams available:

  • 20,000 applications for temporary workers in health care

  • 30,000 applications for temporary workers in other selected essential occupations

  • 40,000 applications for international students who graduated from a Canadian institution

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