Parent sponsorship program opens January 28

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:09:17 +0000

2019 Parents and Grandparents Program has new changes to intake process and a cap of 20,000 applications Want to sponsor your parents or grandparents to Canada? The 2019 Parents and Grandparents Program “interest to sponsor” form will be available starting at noon EST on January 28, 2019. This year’s program brings some changes, namely a […]

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Biometrics now required for visa applicants from Asia and Americas

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 07:29:47 +0000

Canada is expanding its biometrics collection program for 2019. Now, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas — in addition to Europe, Middle East and Africa — will need to give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or for permanent residence. This same […]

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Increased cap on parent sponsorship applications

There is new hope for Canadian immigrants who have been struggling to sponsor their parents and grandparents to Canada under the existing lottery system. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen announced that the Government of Canada will accept up to 20,000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents in 2019, four times the number […]

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Immigration Canada to expand biometrics program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is expanding its biometrics program for more effective screening, and to facilitate application processing and travel. Canada currently collects biometrics from in-Canada refugee claimants and overseas refugee resettlement applicants, individuals ordered removed from the country and individuals from 30 foreign nationalities applying for a temporary resident visa, work permit or […]

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