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Applying for Parental Sponsorship for Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

(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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2014 Parental and Grandparent Sponsorships Has Reached Cap

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Hi, this is Michael Niren and I am an immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com.  Just an update on the parental sponsorship procedures no longer accepted for 2014, as well as, a grandparent applications. Parental and Grandparent Sponsorship Update Five thousand applications have been reached, meaning that there is a cap and it has been […]

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What Are the Red Flags for Canadian Spousal Sponsorship Applications?

By Michael NirenJanuary 16, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

(Below is a transcription of this video) NOTE: This article was originally written in 2014. Hi, my name is Michael Niren. I am an immigration lawyer and founderof VisaPlace.com. Recently, there was an article in the Toronto Star aboutthe inner workings of immigration and what red flags officers consider tobe of concern. Cases flagged as […]

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What If My Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused?

By Michael NirenJanuary 15, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

After obtaining permanent residence in Canada, it is very common for one to then try to bring their spouse to live there too. There are a handful of factors, however, that may cause someone to be refused spousal sponsorship. Reasons Why Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused Ineligible to Sponsor It is important to note that simply […]

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What Are My Obligations As A Sponsor?

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family Immigration

Many people are not aware that when they sponsor a family member they are actually responsible for them for a certain amount of years. Financially responsible among other things. This only begins once they have been accepted as a Canadian Permanent Resident. Beginning the Sponsorship Process So before you begin the sponsorship process just remember, […]

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Canada Will Re-Open Parent and Grandparent Visa Program in 2014

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that it will re-open the parent and grandparent visa program on January 2nd, 2014 because by then the application backlog and the wait time for processing these applications are expected to be reduced significantly. However, there will be different phases to the program and there will also be several […]

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Can I Bring My Parents and Grandparents to Canada?

By Michael NirenMay 26, 2013
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

It’s not uncommon for people who immigrate to Canada as permanent residents, or for Canadian citizens, to want to sponsor their relatives to come to Canada as well. Many of these relatives include parents and grandparents, who are very important components of family for many people. Sponsoring Parents and Grandparents to Canada Canada’s family reunification […]

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Bringing Your Parents and Grandparents to Canada

By Michael NirenMay 25, 2013
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who wishes to sponsor their parents or grandparents to come to Canada? You are not alone. Many people from all over Canada wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada and were extremely disappointed when the program was suspended in order to give […]

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How do I bring my Parents or Grandparents to Canada?

By Michael NirenMay 24, 2013
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Did you know that Canada provides Canadian citizens and permanent residents with the opportunity to apply to sponsor their relatives from abroad to come to Canada? Once sponsored to Canada, these relatives – which include spouses, parents or grandparents – are permanent residents themselves. The Parent and Grandparent sponsorship program was suspended a while ago […]

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Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents Program Re-Opens

By fadiMay 23, 2013
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that they will re-open the Parent and Grandparent program on January 2, 2014 and in addition at least half of the current applications that have been processed will be expected to be looked at and decided upon. Understanding the Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents Program Citizenship and Immigration Canada […]

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New Changes To Sponsoring Parents and Grandparents to Canada

By Michael NirenMay 23, 2013
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Permanent residents and Canadian citizens from all over Canada are able to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada as well, although this program was suspended in 2011 because the backlog of applications had become too high for applications to be processed in a reasonable amount of time. The government has cleared out […]

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4 Changes to the Parent and Grandparents Sponsorship Program

By Michael NirenMay 15, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Update: This article refers to the year of 2013/2014. If you are interested in learning more about the current Parents and Grandparents program, please visit our page on the Parent and Grandparent program in 2020. As you may know, the Canadian Government put the sponsorship of parents and grandparents on hold, allowing them to apply […]

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How to bring my Parents or Grandparents to Canada

By Michael NirenMay 1, 2013
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

We are dedicated to helping families come together. Citizens and permanent residents are now able to bring over their parents or grandparents on a Super Visa. As of December 1 2011, you may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa. The Super Visa could be valid for up to 10 years […]

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In Land Canadian Spousal Sponsorship – Case Study

By fadiJanuary 3, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Type of Case: In Land Canadian Spousal Sponsorship The applicant and sponsor are a recently wed couple who are attempting to start their life in Canada. As starting any family is often challenging, it is even more so when only one is able to work due to a lack of work status for the applicant. […]

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Super Visa Application Case – Study

By fadiJanuary 3, 2020
Family ImmigrationChild

Type of Case:  Super Visa Application for A Parent Details of the Super Visa Case: The applicant is a citizen of Pakistan who has a son who is a permanent resident in Canada. The applicant’s son recently had a new born child and as he and his wife both work very demanding and time consuming […]