August 21, 2018 – Canada will end the controversial lottery system for selecting candidates under the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program in 2019. From next year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will issue invitations to apply based on the order in which online interest to sponsor forms are submitted. Invitations will continue to be issued
December 22, 2017 – Canada immigration authorities announced a new lottery system for selecting candidates under the Parents and Grandparents Program, as it reopens on January 2, 2018. More questions have been added to the ‘Interest to Sponsor’ form to try and ensure only those eligible to sponsor their parents and grandparents enter the lottery.
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents intending to obtain temporary residence to visit their close relatives may apply for extended visitors’ visas known as Super Visas. The maximum validity date for the multiple entries Super Visa is ten years, or one month prior to the applicant’s passport’s expiry, whichever is earlier. Within that