There was a significant decline in the number of new permanent residents to Canada under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in August, falling 37.8 percent compared to July. However, the program is still seeing substantial growth compared to this time last year. According to the latest Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data, only 1,815 new permanent residents arrived in Canada through the PGP in August-a decline of 1,105 people. Although the PGP showed a monthly decrease, in the first eight months of this year, Canada was still able to welcome 18,825 new permanents. And this is more than double the number from last year.