Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship Immigration News

The latest news about immigration to Canada as a parent or grandparent to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 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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Parents and Grandparent’s Program 2019 Closed…For Now

January 28, 2019 / /

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

January 2, 2019 / /

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 2019: Parents and Grandparents Program

December 18, 2018 / /

Family reunification is a major pillar of Canada’s immigration policy. On August 20th, 2018 the Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen, announced that they will be accepting 20,000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents in 2019. This is 4 times the number of applications accepted when the program reopened in 2014, when the cap […]

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

August 9, 2018 / /

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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Second Round of Selection for Parents and Grandparents Program

September 7, 2017 / /

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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New Canadian Immigration Sponsorship Process for Parents and Grandparents

December 16, 2016 / /

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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Good News for Parents or Grandparents Looking to Move to Canada

Good News for Parents or Grandparents Looking to Move to Canada

December 9, 2015 / /

  Is your family here with you in Canada? When establishing a life in a new country, having your parents and grandparents with you can go a long way to making that country feel like home, as well as potentially improving the living conditions of those who raised you. If you and your family are […]

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Canada Visa for Parents Approved 2015

September 28, 2015 / /

Parent Visa Approved! “I like to thank you Subhihi Siddiqui and Bianca Migalbin for helping us to get our parents visa approved. Finally it got approved and they are here with us now. It wouldn’t be possible without Niren & Associates. I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for Canadian visa. They were […]

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Applying for Parental Sponsorship for Canada

October 7, 2014 / /

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. This is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. I’m here today to talk to you about the new parental and grandparents sponsorship that’s going to be opening up, re-opening, on January 2, 2014. Parental Sponsorship for Canada It’s a very exciting development because […]

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Update on the Super Visa Program for Parents and Grandparents

August 1, 2014 / /

Hi. My name is Michael Niren. I am an immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. Today I’m going to talk to you briefly about the Super Visa program. An update, as some of you know it’s a ten year visa issued to parents and grandparents. It was enacted to supplement the moratorium on parental and […]

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