Canadian Immigration News

Parents and Grandparents Lottery 2021 Completes Invitations

1.75 minute read
"Recently, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) confirmed the completion of the Parents and Grandparents Lottery that took place between September 23 and October."
Written by My Visa Source Team
Published on:  Oct 19, 2021
grandfather holding granddaughter playing with a toy my visa source
Begin your immigration journey now
Click and fill out a free online assessment to see how we can help you. It takes less than 1 minute to fill out.
Free Assessment
Call and speak to our team, so that they can book a time with a licensed immigration professional who will answer all your questions.
Call Us Now
Author info:

Recently, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) confirmed the completion of the Parents and Grandparents Lottery that took place between September 23 and October. A total of 30,000 invitations for permanent residency were issued for this year’s lottery. 

How Does the Parents and Grandparents Lottery 2021 Work?

The IRCC issued a limited number of invitations through a randomized process to the applicants to the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program. Before the pandemic, the IRCC had planned on inviting 20,000 applicants in 2020 and another 20,000 in 2021. However, due to pandemic-related disruptions, 10,000 invitations remained unissued last year. 

To make use of those invitations, the IRCC selected 30,000 applicants to apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Only those who submitted their applications between October and November 2020 were considered for the lottery. 

What’s the Next Step If You Have Received an Invitation Through the Parents and Grandparents Lottery 2021?

If you have received an invitation through the lottery, then you’ll have 60 days to submit a completed application. The IRCC revealed that they received over 200,000 applications for the lottery between October and November 2020. Meaning that every applicant had a roughly 1-in-5 chance of receiving an ITA for the lottery.

What Will Happen With the Parents and Grandparents Lottery 2022?

The details for the Parents and Grandparents Lottery 2022 are yet to be released. As mentioned in Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-23, the IRCC will aim to invite over 23,5000 applicants through this lottery every year. We can expect the IRCC to have a similar process and invite around 20,000 applicants. Before the pandemic, the details for an upcoming Parents and Grandparents Lottery were typically published in January every year.

What Are the Alternatives to the Parents and Grandparents Lottery?

As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, if your parents and grandparents are unable to qualify for the lottery, you can easily apply for a Super Visa. A Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents to stay in Canada for an extended period (2 years) without requiring a visa extension. It is also a multiple entry visa, so your parents or grandparents can leave Canada and revisit many times over a period of 10 years. 

Questions About Immigration? My Visa Source Has Answers.
My Visa Source stays updated on all immigration news and announcements across Canada and the United States, including sudden changes in government law. Our legal solutions help individuals, families, businesses and investors from North America and around the globe.
Get The Personalized Help That You Need and Deserve!
Securing personalized legal help is quick and simple. Begin with our one-minute online immigration assessment form or call us toll-free at 1-888-509-1987. Book a personal consultation to speak with an award-winning immigration lawyer either in person, over the telephone, or through a video conference. We're open 6am-9pm PST & EST, 7 days a week and are ready for in person, phone, and video consultations.
Canadian Flag
Latest Articles from Immigration Magazine