The previous method used to provide invitations to sponsor in the Parent and Grandparent sponsorship program has been widely criticized, and this year IRCC is trying to make it fairer, more transparent, and easier to access. Instead of last year’s “first come, first serve” method of choosing applications, this year will open up the interest to sponsor form for a period of 3 weeks (starting October 13). Once this period closes, IRCC will randomly select up to 10,000 submissions – those selected will receive an invitation to apply.

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