Pilot exempting certain family members from lifetime sponsorship ban now in effect

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 21:04:48 +0000

A new two-year pilot begins today that will allow sponsorship applications for certain family members who would normally be banned from obtaining permanent residence under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.  The pilot concerns non-accompanying family members who were not examined and in some cases were not even declared when a foreign national applied for […]

Read more

Canada now issuing temporary resident permits to out-of-status victims of family violence

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:51:48 +0000

Newcomers to Canada experiencing family violence can now apply for a fee-exempt temporary resident permit that will give them legal immigration status in Canada. New rules governing the permits for out-of-status foreign nationals facing family violence took effect July 26 and allow for the issuance of temporary resident permits (TRP) to victims and their dependent […]

Read more

New pilot for family members previously excluded from Canada will ‘right that wrong,’ immigration minister says

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 16:02:47 +0000

Sponsorship applications for some family members who were previously banned from obtaining permanent residence under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will be allowed under a new two-year pilot, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, has announced.  The pilot concerns non-accompanying family members who were not declared and therefore were not examined […]

Read more

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program opens briefly to expressions of interest

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 17:28:30 +0000

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program closed to expressions of interest from eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residents after opening briefly on January 28.   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said it would accept 27,000 Interest to Sponsor forms on a first-in, first-served basis this year as a first step in the annual application cycle […]

Read more