Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Parent’s sponsorship program postponed for now. The Government of Canada has postponed the opening of the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program for 2020. IRCC will not be accepting new applications until further notice.
At this time IRCC is not accepting new sponsorship applications. Therefore, no related applications for a permanent resident visa for parents or grandparents under the Family Class are on hold.
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 for the year 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.”
Parent’s sponsorship program is postponed for now, however, the government intends to open this program later this year. Stay tuned for further information. You can contact us for more information or visit our website: