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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Canada accepts spousal or common-law sponsorship applications from out-of-status foreign nationals

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Among the recent challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic is that many people are not able to travel to where they had planned and are consequently stuck where they are. A notable example of this phenomenon is the predicament of foreign nationals who have to come to Canada to visit their spouse or common-law partner […]

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Thousands of foreign nationals reuniting with Canadian spouses

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2021 09:00:10 +0000

Many Canadians are reuniting with their foreign spouses in Canada after being separated because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Toronto Star. The pandemic has resulted in a slowdown in the processing of applications for immigration to Canada. In September, however, the federal government announced that it would speed up the processing of spousal […]

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How to sponsor your partner for Canadian immigration from inside Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 09:00:51 +0000

So you’re ready to sponsor your spouse or common-law partner for Canadian immigration. If you are applying with your partner who is living with you in Canada, the process has slightly different steps than if you were applying from abroad. The Spouse or Common-Law Partner in-Canada class is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who […]

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Canada easing income requirements for family-class immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 21:10:25 +0000

Canada is easing income requirements on family-class immigration applicants to allow people to sponsor their loved ones, even if they lost income due to coronavirus. The new temporary public policy means that Canadians who are sponsoring their foreign national family members do not have to make 30 per cent more than the minimum income requirement […]

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How to improve Canada’s Parents and Grandparents immigration program in 2020

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:03:40 +0000

January has typically marked the opening of the window for immigrants to express their interest in sponsoring family under Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program, or PGP. However, given the challenges Canada has had managing the PGP and the recent federal election in October, it remains unknown as to when the PGP intake window will open […]

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IRCC ‘quietly’ settled Parents and Grandparents Program lawsuits, CBC reports

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 21:30:28 +0000

The Government of Canada allowed at least 70 potential sponsors to apply to its Parents and Grandparents Program in exchange for dropping two lawsuits related to the program’s controversial expression of interest intake in January, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting.  The settlement was done in secret and involved a non-disclosure agreement, CBC reports. Immigration, […]

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The race is now on to apply to Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 18:42:09 +0000

The Government of Canada has finished issuing invitations to potential sponsors to its Parents and Grandparents Program — and those invited now have less than 60 days to submit a complete application.  Known as the PGP, the program allows eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents and/or […]

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IRCC now inviting interested sponsors to apply to Parents and Grandparents Program

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:54:02 +0000

The Government of Canada is now issuing invitations to apply to its Parents and Grandparents Program.  Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said invitations are being issued in the […]

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IRCC begins inviting interested sponsors to apply to Parents and Grandparents Program

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:54:02 +0000

The Government of Canada is now issuing invitations to apply to its Parents and Grandparents Program.  Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said invitations are being issued in the […]

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