Friday January 8, 2016 | CBC News
Canada will take in 10,000 parent, grandparent sponsorship applications this year
Immigration Minister John McCallum says 10,000 applications for reunification of parents and grandparents will be accepted this year, despite a notice posted on the government's web site earlier this week cautioning applicants that a 5,000 annual cap was still in place.
McCallum said the government will accept 10,000 applications in keeping with the Liberal Party's pledge to double the 5,000 cap previously put in place by the Conservatives.
A notice posted on the government's web site Thursday said the application period is now closed and that the Immigration Department will retain the first 10,000 "complete" applications.
As you can see below, this promise was first marked as broken because the government website wasn't up to date. Despite what was displayed on their website, the minister of Immigration confirmed that his department will in fact process 10,000 applications, as promised during the election.