Canada’s parents and grandparents sponsorship program will reopen in late January
IRCC will accept up to 20,000 new applications through its Parents and Grandparents Program in 2019
IRCC expects to process up to 20,000 applications through the PGP in 2019. Invitations to apply will be issued to the first 20,000 eligible sponsors who submit an Interest to Sponsor form and meet the program’s requirements.
This first-come, first-served approach to accepting applications replaces the controversial randomized lottery process that IRCC introduced last year and later scrapped.
Many had criticized the randomized approach as unfair to those who had been waiting for years to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents.