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Dec 14, 2016

Fairer Rules For Accepting Applications to Parent and Grandparent Program Announced

December 14, 2016— Today, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced a very sensible change to how applications will be accepted into the Parent and Grandparent Program.  Rather than the usual January rush to submit applications by courier or mail, those wanting to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada will now have 30 days to fill out an online form to indicate their interest. IRCC will then randomly choose 10,000 individuals from those who filled out the form, and those people will be invited to send in their complete application package.

The online form will be available starting January 3, 2017. Sponsors will have 30 days to submit the form. Those who are invited to apply will have 90 days to submit their complete application to IRCC.

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