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Sponsorship Applications: Selection Process and Grandparents Monday

sponsorship applications: The government will also accept more parent and grandparent sponsorships in 2019, according to CTV. The current cap of 17,000 applications will be increased to 20,000 next year. 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. 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. Canadians did express some concerns about the lottery, the random selection process, Hussen said. Ottawa is now responding to the feedback Hussen received during a cross-country listening tour last year, the minister said. ( As reported in the news.