Immigration of Parents and Grandparents sees a gradual start this year

Canada saw a slight increase in new permanent residents under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in February compared to January, but overall performance this year has been slow. Data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that 3,735 new permanent residents arrived through the PGP in the first two months, 13.9% fewer than the same period in 2023. If this rate continues, the PGP will see 22,410 new permanent residents by year’s end, a 20.8% decrease from last year. Ontario received the most arrivals through the PGP, with 1,795 parents and grandparents settling there. The rest of the provinces and territories saw varied numbers of new residents. With Canada’s total immigration expected to increase, PGP immigration will likely rise over the coming years. Canada plans to welcome 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and maintain this number in subsequent years.

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