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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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How To Bring Your Girlfriend to Canada 2022

By Ella BergquistDecember 17, 2021
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 2022

By Rachel BarrickDecember 17, 2021
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 BergquistSeptember 29, 2020
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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Ending Conditional PR to Stop Abusive Relationships

By Ella BergquistMarch 25, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

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 condition, it addressed concerns that vulnerable sponsored […]

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New Canadian Immigration Sponsorship Process for Parents and Grandparents

By Immigration LawyersJanuary 8, 2020
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 NirenJuly 20, 2020
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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Good News for Parents or Grandparents Looking to Move to Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 9, 2015
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

  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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Most Common Reasons for a Rejected Visa Sponsorship [Sponsorship Appeal]

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
Family Immigration

Over the past few years, the media has reported on a variety of stories that highlight the backlogs that the Canadian government faces for visa applicants seeking to enter the country on a sponsorship from a family member who resides in the country. Thousands of people are stuck in processing cues that can last well […]

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The Sponsorship Appeal Process: A Timeline

By Michael NirenOctober 11, 2015
Family Immigration

Appealing a Refused Sponsorship Application Unfortunately, the people processing your application to sponsor a close family member for entry into Canada are not infallible. Mistakes do happen, which is why the appeals process exists. There are many variables to consider when applying to sponsor somebody, many of which are out of your control. For example, the […]

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What You Need to Know About Bringing your Family to Canada

By Michael NirenAugust 12, 2020
Family Immigration

Sponsorship Appeal Timelines If you get a negative result after you attempted to sponsor a family member, you have 30 days to launch an appeal of the process. When you receive a date for your appeal, you have to submit all the necessary documentation no later than 20 days before the hearing. The Minister’s counsel […]

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Canada Visa for Parents Approved 2015

By Michael NirenSeptember 28, 2015
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

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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How to Sponsor your Spouse to Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Hello, everyone. My name is Hishgee Bessey from visaplace.com. Today I would like to talk about sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner. If you’re a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who married a foreign national, you may be eligible to sponsor your spouse. Canadian government gives a priority to such kind of application, recognizing […]

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How Much Should I Budget for Family Class Sponsorship Fees

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
Family Immigration

Are you interested in applying for Canadian permanent residence via the Family Class category, but aren’t sure how much to budget for Canadian Family Class Sponsorship fees? It’s the surprisingly common question we hear from many of our clients, and today we’re going to give you a better idea of Family Class Sponsorship fees and how […]

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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betty klassen

We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!