But demand may be very high …
“The Canadian Parent and Grandparent (PGP) sponsorship program is likely to reopen for new applicants in January 2015.
“The program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come and live in Canada; demand for these visas is very high. This year the visa quota was reached within the first month of the start of the new visa allocation period. It is expected that the situation will be similar in 2015.
“Applicants are encouraged to begin preparations now, to ensure that applications are submitted on time and contain all the correct documentation. Sanwar Ali, of Workpermit.com says, ‘Because there are a limited number of visas available, it is very important that you have your application ready to submit as soon as the new visa allocation becomes available — this will give you the best chance of success. Although it is inevitable because of the limited number of visas available that many applicants will be disappointed.’
“Processing times can take years. In the meantime you may wish to apply for the Parent and Grandparent super visa, which allows entry to Canada for up to two years at a time. The visa is valid for up to 10 years.”