Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program 2023: A Comprehensive Update

The Parents and Grandparents Program in Canada has always been a beacon for families wishing to reunite on Canadian soil. The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released new updates for the program set to roll out in 2023.In this article, we will delve into the recent changes announced, focusing on the opening date for the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship 2023, the anticipated number of applications, and the general eligibility and income requirements. For those not able to participate in the sponsorship, an insight into the super visa option is provided, which offers another route to family reunification in Canada.


  • The IRCC’s dedication to bringing families together under the Parents and Grandparents Program is undeterred. With the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship 2023 slated to commence in October, family reunions are about to become a reality for many more residents and citizens.

  • Starting from 10th October 2023, the IRCC has outlined its plan to send out invitations to 24,200 potential sponsors. The goal? To receive up to 15,000 complete applications. This initiative will span across two weeks from its commencement date. Potential sponsors, take note: Instead of propping up a new interest form for sponsors, the IRCC will roll out invitations to randomly chosen potential sponsors from the residual 2020 submission pool. If you recall submitting an interest to sponsor form back in 2020 but didn’t receive an invite in 2021 or 2022, you might want to keep an eye on your email this year.

General Eligibility Criteria:
For those aspiring to be sponsors under the Parents and Grandparents Program 2023, a few boxes need to be ticked:

  1. Being at least 18 years old.
  2. Holding the status of a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or being registered as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
  3. Having a stable financial background to support the family you aim to sponsor, backed by evidence of your income for the past three years meeting the IRCC’s financial thresholds.

Income Requirements for Canada PGP 2023:

The table below encapsulates the anticipated 3-year income requirement for those looking to sponsor their family under the Parents and Grandparents Program:

Size of Family Unit2022 Tax Year2021 Tax Year2020 Tax Year
2 persons$44,530.20$32,898$32,270
3 persons$54,730.00$40,444$39,672
4 persons$66,466.40$49,106$48,167
5 persons$75,384.40$55,694$54,630
6 persons$85,020.00$62,814$61,613
7 persons$94,658.20$69,934$68,598
More than 7 persons (for each additional person)$9,635.60$7,120$6,985

An Alternate Route
The Super Visa For many who’ve faced challenges with their parents immigration to Canada, the Super Visa continues to stand out as a promising alternative. Valid for up to a decade with multiple entries allowed, it’s a pathway that promises longer reunions. Notably, super visa holders can reside in Canada for up to 5 consecutive years with an option for an extension of up to 2 more years, ensuring longer periods of togetherness.


Lastly, the processing time for Canada PGP applications averages 23 months, except in Quebec, where it’s approximately 45 months. To conclude, the IRCC Update for the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship 2023 reinforces Canada’s commitment to keeping families united. Whether through the regular PGP or the Super Visa, numerous avenues remain open for families to reunite and build their futures together in Canada.
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