More parents and grandparents immigrated to Canada in the first half of 2021 than in the same period last year, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The Parents and Grandparents Program saw a spike in May but softened in June, with 3,610 new permanent residents compared to 3,750 in May. However, June still saw a 64.4% increase in arrivals compared to the previous year. The PGP welcomed 16,445 new residents in the first half of 2021, up 16.6% from the same period in 2020. With higher immigration targets, PGP numbers are expected to continue to rise in the coming years.