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Changes to Parent/Grandparent Sponsorships

Today, Wednesday, December 14, 2016, The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced changes to Parent and Grandparent Sponsorships that, in his opinion, “will improve access to the application process, given that the number of applications accepted for intake is limited”. Between January 3 and February 2, 2017, Canadian citizens […]

Minister Announces Improvements to Spousal/Partner Sponsorship Application Process

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Minister, The Honourable John McCallum, made an announcement today, Wednesday, December 7, 2016, regarding improvements to the Spousal/Partner Sponsorship Application Process. ¬†Among the improvements are: processing times for all spousal/partner applicants, inside and outside Canada, will be cut from 24 to 12 months a simplified guide (reduced from 180 […]

Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program to Reopen

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will resume accepting applications of Canadian citizens/permanent residents, wishing to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada, on January 2, 2015. Application forms, guides and information on how to apply to the Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program became available this week. Highlights of the Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program include: 1. The sponsorship […]

Canada to Eliminate Investor and Entrepreneur Categories

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the Government of Canada delivered its Budget, wherein it announced its intent to eliminate both the Federal Immigrant Investor Program and Federal Entrepreneur Program. By doing so, the Government of Canada’s goal is to eradicate a large and longstanding backlog of applications, and pave the way for new pilot programs […]