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Government Announcement Regarding 2020 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorships

On December 30, 2019, the Government of Canada announced the postponement of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program until further notice to allow the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sufficient time to complete the development of a new intake process for the program.  IRCC wants to develop an intake process which will ensure […]

Parents/Grandparents Sponsorship Program to Reopen in New Year

In 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new process for application intake for sponsoring parents and grandparents. Now, potential sponsors must first notify IRCC that they are interested in sponsoring their parents and grandparents by submitting an “Interest to Sponsor” form. Using a random selection process, IRCC will then invite potential sponsors to apply to […]

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 […]