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This year, Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) is on track to hit a record high. The number of new permanent residents under this program is expected to be 27.4% higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic began. In the first six months of this year, just under 14,000 new permanent residents came to Canada through the PGP. That is already 2,280 more people than the 11,740 new permanent residents Canada received through the PGP last year. Based on current trends, by the end of 2022, 28,040 additional permanent residents to Canada would come under this program, nearly doubling the amount from last year.