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.

How to Sponsor your Spouse to Canada

April 24, 2015 / /

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

March 26, 2015 /

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

December 1, 2014 / /

“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

October 31, 2014 / /

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

October 25, 2014 / /

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

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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2014 Parental and Grandparent Sponsorships Has Reached Cap

March 28, 2014 / /

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 If My Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused?

March 2, 2014 / /

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?

June 17, 2013 /

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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