Canada holds 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program immigration lottery
IRCC will issue invitations over the next 10 days and will process up to 10,000 applications as part of its 2020 PGP intake. In 2021, it will open a new PGP window and process up to 30,000 applications..
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has held its 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) lottery.
The lottery was set to take place by the end of 2020, but was delayed due to the global coronavirus pandemic, among other reasons, according to IRCC.
Those who have been drawn from the lottery have 60 days to submit their sponsorship application to IRCC, however IRCC will provide extensions due to COVID-related delays.
According to a CBC report, IRCC will be gradually inviting sponsors who have been drawn from the lottery over the next 10 days.
The launch of the 2020 PGP was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. IRCC then opened the interest to sponsor window between October 13 and November 3. During this period, Canadian citizens and permanent residents were able to indicate their desire to IRCC to sponsor their parents and grandparents to obtain permanent resident status.