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New parent and grandparent visa programme to launch in Canada before end of January

by Ray Clancy on January 14, 2019

The much awaited parents and grandparents visa programme in Canada which heralds in a new and improved process, will be launched on Monday 28th January, it has been announced.

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said that the Government of has listened to and addressed concerns from clients and stakeholders about the previous intake process, and has taken steps to provide a first in first served approach for 2019.

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He explained that this will further enhance the client experience by keeping the application process fair for all, while remaining an easy to access electronic method for applicants.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept interest to sponsor submissions for a limited time and then invite potential sponsors to submit a complete application, in the order their submissions were received, until the 2019 cap of 20,000 complete applications is reached. [click to continue…]

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Canadian immigration policy to focus on family reunification in 2016

March 9, 2016 Canada

Immigration policy in Canada in 2016 is to have a particular emphasis on family reunification, the country’s Immigration Minister has announced. In what he describes as an “ambitious” plan to bring in between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents to Canada, John McCallum, said the country will show global leadership. “Canada will welcome a greater […]

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