IRCC will end Parents and Grandparents sponsorship lottery and increase application cap to 20,000 in 2019
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says it will scrap its controversial randomized selection process for its Parents and Grandparents Program in 2019 and revert to a first-come, first-served approach to inviting interested sponsors to apply.
Additionally, IRCC announced that it will accept up to 20,000 new sponsorship applications next year through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP).
These changes will streamline access to the program and improve client experience.
According to IRCC, those interested in sponsoring their parents and / or grandparents in the 2019 will have to complete an Interest to Sponsor form online at the beginning of the year. For information, in 2018, they were accepted between January 2 and February 1.
For more information and assistance in submission of application for sponsorship of parents and grandparents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a consultation with certified Canadian immigration consultant.