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Canada Immigration Selects 10,000 Parental Sponsorship Applicants

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Family Class, Parents and Grandparents Program and Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship

Canada Immigration Selects 10,000 Parental Sponsorship Applicants

Canada Immigration's Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) has announced the names of the selected 10,000 applicants who can apply to sponsor their parents or grandparents as Canada permanent residents.

In December, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced 2017 PGP program changes:

those wanting to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada will now have 30 days to fill out an online form to indicate their interest. IRCC will then randomly choose 10,000 individuals from those who filled out the form, and those people will be invited to send in their complete application package.

The online form was available starting January 3 - February 2, 2017; sponsors had 30 days to submit the form.

On April 25, 2017, IRCC announced the randomly selected 10,000 individuals who are invited to submit a PGP sponsorship application. Everyone who submitted an online form will be notified whether they have been selected or not. According to IRCC, "Interested sponsors who are not selected will be able to indicate their interest to apply again in 2018."

In addition to changing the PGP application process in 2017, IRCC doubled the number of parental sponsorship applications from 5,000 to 10,000; sponsor income and eligibility requirements did not change.

If you received an invitation to apply to Canada Immigration's Parent and Grandparent Program, contact Ackah Law for assistance.


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It is one thing to earn a living; it is another thing to make a difference in the world.

This is our formal thank you note to Evelyn Ackah and the Ackah Law Team for all the effort they put into helping us navigate and finally resolve the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration back in the spring of 2012.

A friend referred us to Evelyn; he assured us that Evelyn would take good care of us. Our friend was confident we were in good hands and said Evelyn would do her very best to help us and she did! At the time we did not know that his referral would go far beyond finding us help. Slowly we realized that it would become our own personal story of how we received grace and were reminded of the power in paying it forward

We wrote a detailed page of our dilemma, explaining how we came to be in the position we were in (overwhelmed with the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration and the uncertainty that we faced as a young family in Calgary). Evelyn agreed to take on our file with her team. They found the time to personally call us and listened intently and understood the details of what we were dealing with. They gave us their time, an honest opinion and provided clear direction which proved to be invaluable advice. Months went by but in time, we received word from Ackah Law that the Immigration office had finally reviewed our file and a decision had been made allowing our family to finally put the immigration matter to rest. We were finally able to focus again to live our lives without fear or pending doom.

Looking back now, even the sun appeared to shine a little brighter that day. At first we didn’t know whether to bake them a cake, drive out to meet their team, find their offices and personally thank them with a mighty hug or simply cry out to the heavens in thankful relief. Instead we emailed them to express our heartfelt thank-you and we hoped that they would know deep in their hearts just how grateful we were for all of their help.

Even though we relied on emails and phone conversations to communicate with them that year, we will always remember their constant professionalism, their kindness and understanding at a time that brought us so much pain not to mention fear. As if all their hard work wasn’t enough, Evelyn then then casually mentions that all their work was done pro-bono! We were thoroughly humbled!

To this day we are still eager to share how wonderful they all are as human beings but even more than that, we continue to pay it forward in honour of them, their service to us and their continued dedication in helping others.

Eternally thankful

– The Brummunds

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