Last year, the number of family members reunited with their loved ones in Canada through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) skyrocketed – more than doubling its previous record set before the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the newest records from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), an impressive 27,195 new permanent residents arrived in Canada through the PGP last year. The PGP, which relies upon Canadian relatives sponsoring the parents and grandparents of immigrants, has been gradually rebuilding its numbers following the massive reduction in immigration due to public health protocols and travel restrictions.