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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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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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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship approved in only 6 months

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

“I Would like to take a moment to give much deserved thanks to Niren and Associates for necessitating a quick and smooth process of my spousal permanent residence application. Many thanks in particular to my representative Sonia Grewal. I am typing this review today from Canada as a landed immigrant exactly 6 months after we […]

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Inter-Country Adoption Immigration Backlogs a Result of Systemic Issues

By Michael NirenOctober 31, 2014
Family ImmigrationAdoption

Canadian couples and their legally adopted children have been stuck in an immigration catch-22 for the past while. The Canadian government will not process visas for children without exit letters and, in the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo for instance, exit letters will not be issued for a child without a valid visa; […]

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CIC Announces Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Back at the end of 2013, it was announced by Immigration Minister Chris Alexander that the CIC planned to welcome almost 50,000 sponsored partners, spouses and children this year. Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014 There’s still time to apply for those looking to sponsor their partners, spouses or children, although it should be noted that from August 1, the […]

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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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Arash Sorkhabi

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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

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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.

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Sanjida Prima

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Jen Wilbert

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Alison Pinto

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