On March 27, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shed some light on the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program. Due to the spread of the Covid-19, the program will not reopen in April as it was announced earlier. IRCC notified that the call for expressions of interest to sponsor parents was supposed to be announced in the coming weeks.
The government also planned to develop a new intake process, however, no new details available at the moment as IRCC will concentrate efforts to contribute to the whole-of-government response to the pandemic. In the meantime, IRCC continues the processing of the 2019 PGP applications.