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Canada Family Sponsorship Immigration News

The latest news about Family Class immigration to Canada, including sponsorship and family reunification programs that grant permanent residency for spouses, children, parents and other extended family. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for family immigration visas to Canada, visit our section on the Family Class Sponsorship Program.

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Canada Announces Assistance to Iranian Temporary Residents

By CaseyMarch 16, 2023
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As of March 1, 2023, the Canadian government will make it easier for Iranians to extend their temporary status in Canada and move between temporary streams, allowing Iranians to continue studying, working, or visiting family by applying for a new permit from within Canada. An open work permit pathway will also be made available to […]

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Canada will Become More Diverse by 2041

By Ella NirenJanuary 18, 2023
Permanent ResidencyFamily Immigration

It’s no surprise that Canada is a major target for immigration as seen by the increasing number of immigrants each year. If this trend continues in the upcoming decade, by 2041 the Canadian population will reach 47.7 million, half of which will consist of immigrants and their Canadian-born children. There are significant demographic changes in […]

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Canada Extends Work Permits for Family Members of Temporary Foreign Workers

By CaseyDecember 29, 2022
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The slow pace of Canada’s economic growth has made it difficult for business owners, particularly those in the tourism industry, to find the workers they require. Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, and Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, announced that Canada is extending work permits to family members […]

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9 Canadian Immigration Changes in 2022: Year in Review

By CaseyDecember 19, 2022
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In the year 2022, many significant immigration changes occurred in Canada. We have seen a growth of visas being applied for following the pandemic, and Canadian immigration is vastly increasing. Canada has welcomed a record number of immigrants in 2022! The most significant events in Canadian immigration in the last year are discussed below. Canadian Visa Changes and New […]

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Canada Plans to Welcome 500,000 Immigrants by 2025

By CaseyNovember 6, 2023
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November 2023 Update: Canada comes out with new 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada has announced plans to significantly increase the number of immigrants entering the country, with a goal of 500,000 arriving each year by 2025 in order to address a critical labor shortage. On Tuesday, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser unveiled the new plan. It prioritizes admitting […]

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Canada Parent and Grandparents Program Update

By CaseyOctober 19, 2022
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

On October 11, 2022, The IRCC announced the Parent and Grandparents Program (PGP) – 2022 application process. The IRCC said they will send Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 23,100 potential sponsors this year. Family reunification is essential in attracting, sustaining, and integrating immigrants who make a contribution to our country’s success. Canada has a very […]

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Canada Increases Length of Stay for Parents and Grandparents Super Visa Holders

By CaseyJune 10, 2022
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

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. […]

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New Processing Time Tracker for Canada Family Sponsorship Applications

By Ella BergquistFebruary 17, 2022
Permanent ResidencyFamily Immigration

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 […]

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship: Inland vs. Outland

By SierraDecember 6, 2021
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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: […]

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I’ve Received A PGP Invitation. What Next?

By SierraDecember 20, 2021
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

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 […]

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How Canada is Helping Afghans Immigrate to Canada

By Ella BergquistDecember 5, 2022
Permanent ResidencyFamily Immigration

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. […]

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How to Write a Letter of Explanation (LoE)

By CaseyDecember 13, 2021
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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 […]

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