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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 […]

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 […]

Citizenship and Immigration Canada to Reduce Federal Skilled Worker Class Backlog

On March 29, 2012, the Government of Canada announced that it will reduce the backlog of Federal Skilled Worker Applications. To achieve this goal, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will return all Federal Skilled Worker Applications for Permanent Residence filed prior to February 27, 2008, unprocessed, together with applicants’ government fees. By adopting this strategy, the […]