Canada expanding processing capacity to expedite family reunion

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 18:50:06 +0000

Canada is expanding the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia in an effort to process more applications and reunite families faster. IRCC will get new office space and be able to hire 62 additional employees, according to a media release. These new employees will primarily work on family class overseas applications. With these new […]

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How family members of TFWs can come to Canada amid travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2020 15:42:56 +0000

Family members of temporary foreign workers are not exempt from travel restrictions, but they may still be able to come to Canada. When we talk about “family members” here, we’re referring to spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children. These family members of permanent residents and citizens are exempt as long as they’re coming for more […]

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Canada reveals how extended family, compassionate travellers can apply for travel exemptions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:06:14 +0000

Details have been released on Canada’s definition of extended family members, requirements for compassionate travellers to get exempt, and how to get limited release from quarantine. As of today, October 8, extended family members can now cross the border to Canada, provided they are staying for at least 15 days and meet existing eligibility and […]

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Canada eases travel restrictions for families, compassionate travel

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 21:07:45 +0000

Canada is opening up the border to allow extended family members of Canadians, and people crossing the border for compassionate reasons to enter the country starting Oct. 8. Extended family members who will be able to come to Canada next week include: couples who have been in an exclusive dating relationship with a Canadian citizen […]

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Canadians call for faster family reunification

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:00:02 +0000

Protesters once again took to the streets across Canada this past weekend, calling on the government to address delays in spousal and family sponsorship applications. Foreign spouses and common-law partners of Canadians are exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions, however, many couples are finding that they cannot even get a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for their […]

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Canadians see family reunification as biggest priority in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:00:28 +0000

Canadians generally agree that immigration is positive for long-term economic recovery but want to see family members given the priority for immigration. Coronavirus has slashed immigration numbers, especially in family-class sponsorship and refugee resettlement. Family sponsorship was down 78 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year. Refugee […]

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ANALYSIS: Election unlikely to have major impact on Canada’s immigration system

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:27:43 +0000

With the federal election campaign now underway, a popular question is how the October 21 vote might affect Canada’s immigration system. One way of answering this question is by evaluating recent history to get a sense of what Canada’s immigration system could look like in the coming years. Public opinion polling shows that the Liberals […]

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