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First-Served Process: Immigration Lottery

first-served process: Canada adopts immigration lottery95,000 vie for sponsorship spots Pushback against 'profoundly unfair' lottery The lottery system replaced the former first-come, first-served process last year, according to CBC. This year's version includes additional questions after widespread criticism that some people picked in the 2017 pool did not meet financial requirements or other qualifications. A one-month period opened this week inviting entries to an online draw that gives people a chance at one of 10,000 spots that allow them to apply to sponsor their parents or grandparents. The switch to a lottery drew a flurry of angry emails and letters to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, his predecessor John McCallum and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Immigration fiasco' One email dated April 26, 2017 was fired off to Hussen under the subject line immigration fiasco, calling the lottery a shambles of immigration justice. In hundreds of pages of correspondence that were released through Access to Information and provided to CBC News, potential sponsors expressed anger, heartbreak and disbelief with what they described as a rushed and deeply flawed program that came without public consultation. ( As reported in the news.