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Canada Increases Length of Stay for Parents and Grandparents Super Visa Holders
The IRCC has announced significant changes to the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa. As of July 4, 2022, the length of stay for Super Visa holders in Canada will be expanded to five years per entrance. People who presently hold a Super Visa can also obtain an extension of up to two years while in Canada. […]
New Processing Time Tracker for Canada Family Sponsorship Applications
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created an online tracking facility for family sponsorship candidates to check the status of their Canadian immigration applications. For the time being, the tracker will only be available to permanent residents in the categories of a spouse, partner, and dependent child. As they continue to develop and provide new […]
Canadian Spousal Sponsorship: Inland vs. Outland
Spousal Sponsorship is one of the most-sought after immigration pathways to Canada each year and thousands are actively learning more about completing their application. Spousal Sponsorship is when someone residing in Canada sponsors their foreign spouse to live with them as a permanent resident. When completing one of these applications, you are given two options: […]
I’ve Received A PGP Invitation. What Next?
Starting September 20th, 2021, the IRCC started rolling out Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) invites. This was the PGP draw date for those who applied in 2020. Many individuals have been waiting patiently for this as this gives them to chance to sponsor their parents or grandparents to live with them permanently in Canada! This […]
How Canada is Helping Afghans Immigrate to Canada
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. […]
How to Write a Letter of Explanation (LoE)
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 […]
Parents and Grandparents Program 2021 Will Accept Record Number of Applicants
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 […]
2020 Canada PGP Lottery Starts Issuing Invitations
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 […]
How Can I Go to Canada with My Canadian Citizen Spouse?
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 […]
Canada Eases Restrictions on Family Members Traveling to Canada
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 […]
When Is The Next Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) Lottery?
Sponsoring your relative through the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) has been a popular route for many foreign nationals looking to reunite with family. Canada takes pride in family reunification and has created various pathways that allow it. Recently the PGP program has turned into a lottery which applicants will now look forward to each […]
Are Canada Spousal Sponsorship Processing Times Too Long?
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 […]
Changes to Canadian Citizenship Benefits Same-Sex Couples and Couples with Fertility Issues
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 […]
Canada Processing Time 2022
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 […]
Parent and Grandparent Immigration: COVID-19 Update
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 […]