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Parents and Grandparent’s Program 2019 Closed…For Now

By Ella BergquistJanuary 28, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Today, January 28, the Parents and Grandparents Program opened up for applicants to submit their online form for indicating interest in sponsoring a family member to Canada. With only 11 minutes open, the IRCC tweeted that the applications received had met the annual limit. “The interest to sponsor form for the 2019 Parent and Grandparent […]

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Canada’s Parents and Grandparent Sponsorship Update 2019

By Ella BergquistJanuary 2, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

In 2018, the IRCC announced the will be reopening the Parents and Grandparent Sponsorship Program in 2019. In the previous years this program would open on January 2nd. This is not the case in 2019. The IRCC tweeted that they will not be opening the program until late January 2019. The IRCC expects to process […]

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Family Sponsorship 2020: Parents and Grandparents Program

By CaseyJanuary 9, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

January 9, 2019 Update: The Grandparent and Parent sponsorship program has been postponed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the current program. Currently, the program works like a ticket lottery. You must be ready to log in and complete an application the moment the program opens. The goal is to submit your application to […]

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Adoption Immigration: Sponsor Your Adopted Child to Canada

By MorganSeptember 16, 2018
Family ImmigrationAdoption

Starting a family through adoption is an exciting time but it can also seem overwhelming. There are many rules surrounding adoption and a through understanding of these laws is necessary. If you decide to adopt a child from outside of Canada, there a specific requirements that need to be met in order for the child […]

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Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Super Visa Program Expands in 2018

By MorganAugust 9, 2018
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

What is Changing About the Parents and Grandparents  Super Visa in 2018? The government is increasing the number of applications that will be accepted for processing for its Parents and Grandparents Super Visa in 2018. Previously, 10,000 applications were processed. Now, the government will allow 17,000. This change was brought about by a desire to […]

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Family Sponsorship Immigration: Secrets to Applying

By Ella BergquistMay 8, 2018
Family Immigration

Family sponsorship is a way to reunite families in Canada. In fact, the Canadian government believes in keeping families together, and prioritizes the processing of sponsorship applications. Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada. You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re: At […]

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Canada Spousal Sponsorship Processing Time 2020

By Ella BergquistDecember 22, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Canada is one of the most popular places in the world to immigrate to so it is no wonder that they receive thousands of applications weekly from people hoping to live and work in Canada. Spousal sponsorship is one of the more popular applications that come and go through the immigration office. The amount of […]

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How To Bring Your Girlfriend to Canada 2020

By Ella BergquistDecember 22, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Dating long distance can be hard for a couple but the battle of getting your fiance into Canada is a whole other hurdle to get over. “How to get my fiance to Canada?” Is often a question our lawyers at VisaPlace get asked on a daily basis. Unfortunately, a fiance doesn’t fall under the family […]

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What to Know About “Birth Tourism” in 2020

By Rachel BarrickDecember 22, 2019
Permanent ResidencyFamily ImmigrationCanadian CitizenshipChild

Over the past year, 379 foreign nationals were born at Richmond Hospital in Canada to non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This is part of an industry known as “birth tourism”, in which a pregnant woman enters Canada to give birth to a child who will then automatically be given citizenship. They typically travel to Canada […]

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship: FAQ

By Ella BergquistOctober 30, 2017
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Spousal immigration is an important aspect of Canadian immigration and thousands of people apply under this category every year. If you have a spouse who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, he/she can sponsor you to immigrate to Canada under certain conditions. We receive thousands of familiar questions about the process. Our VisaPlace licensed […]

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Second Round of Selection for Parents and Grandparents Program

By Rachel BarrickSeptember 7, 2017
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Every year, the Canadian Government offers forth 10,000 invitations for individuals to sponsor their parents and grandparents to Canada. This year, a new application intake process was introduced under which 10,000 individuals, after completing an online form, would be invited at random to submit a sponsorship application. The deadline to register for the 2017 pool […]

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Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence

By Ella BergquistDecember 3, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Ending Conditional PR to Stop Abusive Relationships As of April 28, 2017, spouses and common-law partners who are sponsored to immigrate to Canada will not experience a period of conditional Permanent Resident status. From this point further, they will have full permanent residence upon arriving in Canada. The Canadian government suggested that by eliminating the […]