Parent sponsorship program re-opens January 2

Citizenship and Immigration has announced the re-opening of the parent and grandparent program (PGP) effective January 2, and that a maximum of 5,000 new applications will be accepted in 2015.

Parents and grandparents who wish to visit their family in Canada can also apply for the parent and grandparent super visa.

If you're interested in having parents or grandparents join you in Manitoba, find detailed information on how to apply, including application forms and guidelines, at CIC.

"Canada has one of the most generous family reunification programs in the world and we are taking action to reduce backlogs and improve processing times - so that families are reunited with their loved ones more quickly," Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said in an announcement December 19.