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The Government of Canada began sending invitations to potential candidates who want to sponsor their parents and grandparents and submitted an Interest to Sponsor forms in the fall of 2020. Applicants are encouraged to check their email account, as invitations to apply (ITAs) will be sent via email. Applicants who receive ITAs will have to submit their application within 60 days by using Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) new Permanent Residence Portal. Those who cannot apply online must request the paper version of the application package by October 21, 2021. This year, IRCC will accept a record number of up to 30,000 applications under the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program.