The governments of Canada is discarding the first-come, first serve method for the parent and grandparent visa scheme and is introducing a lottery system instead to choose 10,000 immigrants, who will have to submit the entire application within 90 days to bring in their dependent elders. It was announced on 14 December.
Starting from 3 January, immigrants and permanent residents of Canada will be given 30 days to submit an online form if they wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents. After collecting these forms, immigration officials will select 10,000 people who would then have to go through the aforementioned process.
According to the Canadian Press, this measure come after the old system saw couriers charging over C$400 for ensuring applicants that their applications would get top priority.
This gave rise to a controversy that these visas for elderly dependents were being given to the more affluent among the immigrants or those queuing up for hours at the only immigration office in Canada to receive applications for these visas in Mississauga, Ontario to accept these forms.
Every year, 5,000 parents/grandparents were being allowed into Canada. But the present government scaled it up from 5,000 to 10,000 from 2017 on-wards.
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