Canada declares to reopen its New Parents and Grandparents Program in the month of January, 2019. The program is going to replace its previous lottery system with a first-come, first-served process.
Since, the family reunification is treated as the top immigration priority to Canada; the Government of Canada Immigration urges to reopen this program and also declares in releasing the intake details in the coming weeks.
The previous system couldn’t succeed in being successful as candidates were chosen randomly. This made issues raise by the families for not receiving an opportunity to reunite with their beloved ones.
Though, the Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen and IRCC officials defended in the beginning, they have now made it clear by announcing lottery system unsuccessful. Thus, the system is replaced with the first-come, first-served process.
Within the reopen of New Parents and Grandparents Program, Canada Immigration government aims to accept 20,000 applications in the coming year, i.e. it increased 3,000 more applications from 2018’s target.
Also, the updated immigration levels target a total of 20,500 candidates to migrate to Canada through the Parent and grandparent applications for 2019; and rises up to 21,000 for 2020 and 2021.
|First-come, First-Served Process of 2019||Previous Lottery System|
|The application window is set to open in January for submission of “interest to sponsor” forms.||The application window is set to open in January for submission of “interest to sponsor” forms.|
|Sponsors are issued with ITAs (Invitation to apply) in order “interest to sponsor” forms are submitted.||Sponsors are drawn at random from the forms “interest to sponsor” submitted forms.|
|Candidates who received an invitation are provided with 90 days to complete application.||Candidates who received an invitation are provided with 90 days to complete application.|
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