Canada has carried out the lottery draw for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is to notify the 10,000 sponsors selected to apply to the program over the next 10 days.
The lottery selection program comes after prospective sponsors filled out the interest to sponsor form in the fall.
The opening of the PGP has attracted significant controversy in recent years. IRCC has struggled to find a format considered fair by potential applicants.
In 2019, it opened an online first-come, first-served process of submitting the interest to sponsor form. However, many potential sponsors claimed they could never access the form after the program allocation was filled within eight minutes.
Many argued the process favoured sponsors with better internet connections, better computers and who were more able in using a computer.
In 2018, the government opened a month-long window for submitting the form, and received more than 100,000 forms for just 10,000 places.
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