Parents and Grandparents Immigration to Canada re-opens for one day!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019
By Muhannad Samara

On January 28, 2019, the Federal Parents Sponsorship application intake system opened its doors ….

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has flash opened the door for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents to submit their online interest to sponsor their parents and grandparents. The online system started accepting applications on January 28, 2019 and closed down on January 28, 2019.

Due to the immense demand on this Programme, the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, has put in place an intake cap.

This methodology is being criticized by many of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents as unreasonable and unfair.

Sponsors who managed to get their interest registered will now await a draw. The draw will randomly select sponsors. Once selected, a sponsor can submit the complete application including documentation. The time to process applications ranges between 14-18 months. 

Those who were not lucky enough to submit their expressions of interest will have to wait to 2020 to do so.

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