Ministerial Instructions (MI4): Parents and Grandparents, Federal Skilled Workers

On November 5, 2011, IRCC issued the fourth set of Ministerial Instructions (MI4), which introduced a temporary pause on new sponsorship applications for Parents and Grandparents for up to 24 months. It also created a new eligibility stream for international PhD students under the FSW Program, with annual applications capped at 1,000.

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