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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 2019

By Ella BergquistApril 26, 2018
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 2019

By Ella BergquistMarch 2, 2018
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”

By VisaPlace Immigration News Contributor- RachelOctober 31, 2017
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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 VisaPlace Immigration News Contributor- RachelSeptember 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 […]

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New Canadian Immigration Sponsorship Process for Parents and Grandparents

By Immigration LawyersDecember 3, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Expected Improvement with a New Application Process for Parents and Grandparents The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada declared that the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program is due for some application adjustments as of January 2017. Canadian citizens who plan to sponsor one or both of their parents, or grandparents, for Canadian permanent residence status, […]

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Why You Will Love Canada’s Immigration Laws for Same Sex Marriage

By Michael NirenNovember 5, 2016
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Being in a same-sex relationship presents challenges: you’re faced with prejudices of others and discrimination against you and your partner, all while trying to live as a couple and make your partnership work. And if you live in a country that doesn’t allow same-sex marriage laws, you’re most likely the target of bigotry at the […]

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Sponsored Spouses Can Get Immediate Permanent Residence for Canada. No More 2-Year Wait.

By Michael NirenMarch 2, 2016
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Spousal Sponsorship Canada Canada’s Liberal government wants to make it easier for sponsored spouses to become Canadians. Immigration Minister John McCallum recently announced that Canada is eyeing a new system that would be closer to the American spousal sponsorship system. Instead of having to wait 2 years, spouses can get immediate permanent residence. This is […]

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