In 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new application process for the parents and grandparents sponsorship program, which will continue to be used in 2018.
From January 2nd to February 1st of 2018, interested potential sponsors were able to fill out an “interest to sponsor form” online to tell the Department they wanted to sponsor their parents and grandparents in 2018. The IRCC has now reviewed the submissions and beginning March 19th, invitations will be sent to those who have been selected. Potential sponsors will have 60 days from the date of their invitation to submit a complete application to sponsor their parents and grandparents.
The IRCC will send confirmation emails to those who have been selected. As of March 19th, potential sponsors can confirm whether or not they have been selected by looking up their unique confirmation number to compare it with the list of numbers that were randomly selected (if their number appears, this indicates that they have been selected).
At Calver and Associates, we strive to help you overcome any obstacles to the immigration process. To find out how we can help you, contact us.