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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 […]

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 […]

Parent Grandparent Sponsorship Program Relaunched

After a more than two (2) year moratorium on new Applications, which took effect on November 5, 2011, 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, 2014. Application forms, guides and information on how to apply to […]

Canadian Immigration News Update

AKCANADA IMMIGRATION NEWS 2011 is finally at an end. It was a year full of changes and new developments with respect to Canada’s Immigration system. This newsletter is a synopsis of all of those changes/new developments, which will continue to have an impact, well into 2012. I. PARENTAL/GRANDPARENT SPONSORSHIPS – NEW “SUPER VISA” Effective November […]