IRCC will accept 20,000 sponsorship applications for Parents and Grandparents starting 2019

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IRCC announced on August 20, 2018 that up to 20,000 Parents and Grandparents sponsorship applications will be accepted in 2019.

The application cap was 5,000 in 2014, and increased to 17,000 in 2018.

Like last year, the interest to Sponsor Form will be available online at the beginning of 2019.

The biggest change for 2019 will be – the IRCC will invite eligible sponsors to submit an application to sponsor their parents and grandparents based on the order in which IRCC receive their interest to Sponsor Forms instead of randomly selecting the sponsors to apply in the past. In other words, it will be first-come first-serve basis.

Due to the high demand in the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) and IRCC is able to reduced the inventory of application from 167,00 to 26,00 in June 2018 the cap is increased to 20,000 for the year 2019.

Stay tuned for the more updates that will be announced in the fall of 2018.

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