April 25, 2019 – Canada’s immigration department has begun issuing invitations to apply through the Parents and Grandparents Program. The first invitations were sent on Wednesday April 24, with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says it will take a few days to send out all of the invitations. Officials are using the same email address
May 11, 2017 – Canada currently runs a lottery system for citizens and permanent residents who want to apply for parents and grandparents sponsorship for Canadian immigration. Sponsors are invited to complete a basic questionnaire to enter the lottery, from which names are drawn to complete a full application. The questionnaire is open for completion
Certain individuals sponsored to come to Canada by their spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner are granted conditional permanent resident status aim at ensuring relationships are genuine. There were formerly two conditions, namely a five-year ban on sponsoring a new spouse or partner and a two-year requirement for certain couples to remain living together. As
The issue of same sex marriages underwent an important development in Canada following the recent proclamation of the federal Civil Marriages Act. This legislation flows from a landmark December 2004 Supreme Court of Canada ruling upholding Parliament’s authority to legislate in this area. It extends the legal capacity for marriage to same sex couples in
One of the objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) is to ensure that families are reunited in Canada. In an effort to fulfill that objective, CIC has recently implemented measures to decrease the processing time of sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents coming to Canada as family class immigrants. In order
n response to the recent conflict in Lebanon, Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced new measures to help reunite families who were affected. According to Immigration Minister Monty Solberg, CIC has been giving “priority visa and immigration services to family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to help them join their relatives in Canada.” This
As Canada’s Conservative Party gets set to begin its mandate to govern, practitioners are hopeful that the new Minister of Citizenship and Immigration will act swiftly to implement an important policy initiative that has yet to be implemented from the former government. Last April 2005, the newly appointed Minister of Citizenship and Immigration at that
One of the principal objectives of the Canadian Immigration program is to promote family reunification. A Canadian citizen or permanent resident may apply to sponsor a family member to become a permanent resident in Canada under the Family Class. Currently, 25%-30% of all new permanent residents to Canada are derived from the family class stream.
On February 18, 2005 Citizenship and Immigration Minister Joe Volpe announced a new public policy under which legal immigration status is no longer a requirement for spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Canada who wish to apply for permanent residence status in the Spouse or Common Law Partner in Canada Class.