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Sponsorship Applications: Selection Process and Grandparents Monday

sponsorship applications: The current cap of 17,000 applications will be increased to 20,000 next year, according to Vancouver Courier. The so-called lottery system for this program drew criticism when it was introduced last year after many potential sponsors said they felt it was unfair. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced changes to the sponsorship program for parents and grandparents Monday, which will see the random selection process for sponsorship applications replaced with a first-come-first-served process.article continues below Trending Stories Lose the shirt and free the nipple Sunday in Vancouver High blood pressure patients should check their prescriptions for recalled drug Earthview images show smoke from B.C. wildfires is spreading across Canada Unravelling an unprecedented natural disaster why is B.C. burning every summer The government will also accept more parent and grandparent sponsorships in 2019. Ottawa is now responding to the feedback Hussen received during a cross-country listening tour last year, the minister said. What I'm announcing this morning is feedback that we got from Canadians that they would like to see changes in the selection process. Canadians did express some concerns about the lottery, the random selection process, Hussen said. ( As reported in the news.