The lottery system allows immigrants to sponsor parents, grandparents opens from Oct. 13, for a three-week window. This year, there will be 10,000 spots.
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino today announced details of the new parent and grandparent sponsorship program. The program will open on Oct. 13 for a three-week window when people can fill out online forms to express interest in bringing their relatives to Canada. The program had been suspended due to the global pandemic.
After the three-week period ends, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will randomly select potential sponsors and invite them to submit applications.
Those selected will have 60 days to submit their applications. Normally there are 20,000 spots available, but due to the suspension caused by COVID-19, there will be 10,000 available spots this year and 30,000 in 2021.