Recently the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced the reopening of Parents and Grandparents program. According to the news, the online forms (Interest to Sponsor forms) for this sponsorship program will be available for from 2 January 2018, 12 p.m till 1 February 2018, 12 p.m.
This program is exclusively for Canadian permanent residents or citizens who want to sponsor their parents or grandparents to live with them in Canada. This program falls under the category of Family class immigration and requires the basic prerequisites as below:
The first step to sponsoring parents or grandparents through the PGP program is to submit an online application. This is called Interest to Sponsor. The IRCC selects potential sponsors at random from all the Interest to Sponsor submissions received and invites the selected candidates to sponsor. However, along with candidates who are selected, those who are not selected will also be notified about their application status.
Similar to the PGP, is a Super visa that allows multiple entries for parents and grandparents of PRs or citizens of Canada to live and stay in Canada. On the Super Visa, the sponsored get a chance to stay as long as 10 years upon extension (initial entry up to 2 years).