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Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program for 2020 is Postponed
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The Government of Canada has postponed the opening of the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program for 2020; and will not be accepting new applications until further notice.
No new sponsorship applications and no related applications for a permanent resident visa made by sponsors’ parents or grandparents under the Family Class are accepted for processing until further Instructions are issued.
According to the Ministerial instructions on the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website, the pause in the program will allow "time to complete the development of a new application intake management process for the parents and grandparents sponsorship program, to be implemented in 2020. The Minister intends to issue further instructions relating to the intake management process for the parents and grandparents program by April 1, 2020, at the latest."