Recently, Citizenship and Immigration Canada anounced that the 2014 application quota for the parent and grandparent (PGP) sponsorship program was set at a cap of 5,000. While 2014 is still young, the quota has already been met. This means that the program is no longer accepting applications until it reopens for the next year in January 2015.
Alternatively, sponsored parents and grandparents may be interested in the Super Visa program. This is a permanent program and is still open for applicants. According to recent statistics, the approval rate for Super Visas average at around 86%. This program allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to visit their families for a period of up to two years. However, there are factors that could render an individual inadmissible: the intention to visit Canada, their financial situation, ties to their home country and their criminal record.
More information on the Super Visa program can be found here.
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