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Faster Spousal Temporary Resident (Visitor) Visa Processing Times; New Open Work Permit for Spousal and Family Class Applicants

Today, Friday, May 26, 2023, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced new measures to strengthen family reunification, which include: faster temporary resident visa (TRV) processing times for spousal applicants new and dedicated processing tools for spousal TRV applicants a new open work permit for spousal and family class applicants open […]

Canada Announces New Immigration Programs/Initiatives for Ukrainians Fleeing War

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, the Government of Canada announced the following: As part of the Government of Canada’s response to the war in Ukraine, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is introducing new immigration streams for Ukrainians who want to come to Canada temporarily or permanently. For Ukrainians who want to come to Canada temporarily, IRCC will create […]

Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program to Reopen on October 13, 2020

Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced details for the opening of the 2020 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program (PGP). Over a 3-week period, from 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time on October 13, 2020, to 12 noon Eastern Standard Time on November 3, 2020, Canadian citizens and permanent […]

Canada to Speed Up Spousal Sponsorship Application Processing

On September 24, 2020, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced that the Government of Canada would be taking action to speed up the processing of Spousal Sponsorship Applications. IRCC has increased the number of decision makers on Spousal Sponsorship Applications in Canada by 66%, to process these applications […]

Update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced, today, Friday, March 27, 2020, that the launch of the annual call for expressions of interest to apply to sponsor parents and grandparents will be delayed.  It was anticipated that the program would reopen in the upcoming weeks; however, because IRCC is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it […]