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Canada Family Sponsorship Immigration News

The latest news about Family Class immigration to Canada, including sponsorship and family reunification programs that grant permanent residency for spouses, children, parents and other extended family. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for family immigration visas to Canada, visit our section on the Family Class Sponsorship Program.

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How Canada is Helping Afghans Immigrate to Canada

By Ella BergquistAugust 31, 2021
Permanent ResidencyFamily Immigration

The Canadian Government has released a response to the situation in Afghanistan and provided some information to support those who need it. Currently, the Taliban has taken over and replaced the democratic government by force. Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, said that Canada has no plans to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan. […]

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How to Write a Letter of Explanation (LoE)

By CaseyDecember 13, 2021
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In some cases, applicants may be required to provide a Letter of Explanation (LoE) with their application. This may be due to a missing document that could not be given, an incoherence that drew the notice of the immigration official examining your case, and so on. This letter could be needed for many different kinds […]

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Parents and Grandparents Program 2021 Will Accept Record Number of Applicants

By Ella BergquistSeptember 21, 2021
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

September 20, 2021 Update: Starting today, invites will begin to roll out to candidates selected within the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) lottery. A total of 40,000 applicants who submitted an Interest to Sponsor form will be contacted shortly. Learn what to do once you’ve received a PGP invitation! On July 20th, 2021, the IRCC […]

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2020 Canada PGP Lottery Starts Issuing Invitations

By CaseyJanuary 6, 2021
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Beginning January 5, 2021, the IRCC started to hold it’s 2020 Parent and Grandparent Program lottery. This lottery was originally supposed to take place in late 2020 but had to be delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which took a toll on Canadian immigration as a whole. A maximum of 10,000 applications will be issued […]

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How Can I Go to Canada with My Canadian Citizen Spouse?

By CaseyOctober 20, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Many Canadian citizens choose to live abroad for a bit – whether it be for work, school, or even just leisure. It is common for them to meet a special individual who they eventually marry and sometimes even have children with. Usually, a time comes when the Canadian citizen wishes to move back to Canada […]

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Canada Eases Restrictions on Family Members Traveling to Canada

By Ella BergquistDecember 29, 2021
Family ImmigrationVisitor Visas

Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in Canada! Family reunification is an important part of Canada’s immigration policy. Due to the current pandemic, the laws have made it quite hard for out-of-country family members to reunite […]

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When Is The Next PGP Lottery?

By SierraDecember 19, 2021
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

September 20, 2021 Update: Starting today, invites will begin to roll out to candidates selected within the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) lottery. A total of 40,000 applicants who submitted an Interest to Sponsor form will be contacted shortly. Learn what to do once you’ve received a PGP invitation! Sponsoring your relative through the parent […]

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Are Canada Spousal Sponsorship Processing Times Too Long?

By CaseyAugust 19, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Are Canadian spousal sponsorship applications taking too long to process? According to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, sponsoring a spouse can take up to 12 months under normal circumstances. In many cases, this is seen as too long to wait to be reunited with a spouse. Kimberly Johnson, a Toronto woman, stated she’s waited close […]

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Changes to Canadian Citizenship Benefits Same-Sex Couples and Couples with Fertility Issues

By CaseyJuly 15, 2020
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On July 9, 2020, the Canadian government ruled a change in the definition of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. This is especially good news for couples who have had fertility issues or couples of the same sex. Before this ruling, the Citizenship Act only allowed for foreign-born children to be automatically recognized as citizens if […]

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Canada Processing Time 2022

By Ella BergquistApril 27, 2022
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Many times when a foreign national is looking to immigrate to Canada, they want to know how long it will take to get there. Each visa has a different processing time and application process. The processing time for Canadian Visas is defined as how long it takes the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to […]

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Parent and Grandparent Immigration: COVID-19 Update

By SierraApril 2, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

You may be familiar with or heard of the 2020 Parent/Grandparent Immigration Program. It’s a great program to sponsor a parent or grandparent to Canada based on that familial relationship. Many individuals have immigrated to Canada through family sponsorships and it has opened many opportunities for foreign immigrants. Like many other immigration services that have […]

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Definition of a Dependent Child in January 2020, according to Canadian Immigration Laws and Regulations

By visaplaceJanuary 15, 2020
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Written by: Sanaa Mahmood When you submit an application to immigrate to Canada either permanently or temporarily, you may choose to include your child as a dependent in that application, provided the child meets the current definition of a dependent child, as per Canadian Immigration Laws and Regulations. The current definition of a dependent child, […]

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