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.

Canada Denying Lots of Super Visa Applications

September 15, 2012 / /

In spring of this 2012, the Canadian Government put the family sponsorship of parents and grandparents on pause, but at the same time introduced the Super Visa – a 10 year, multiple entry visa that parents and grandparents could use to come to Canada for two years at a time. However, multiple media outlets are […]

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Super Visa Application Approved

May 29, 2012 /

Hi Amandine, It is with great pleasure to inform you that, my parents have received their passports along with visa stamp from Canadian High Commission until 2006.  I have asked them to send me a copy of visa stamp (thru scanning). Super-Visa Application is successfully accepted!!!! I must thank you from the bottom of my heart- the whole team […]

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Canadian Government May Continue to Limit Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents

March 27, 2012 /

Late last year, the Canadian Government put the sponsorship of parents and grandparents on hold due to a backlog of applications. Instead, they introduced the Super Visa, which is a 10-year, multiple-entry visa for temporary visits. Options to Limit Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents Considered The program is currently under review as Citizenship, Immigration and […]

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Super Visas for Parents Now Launched

December 1, 2011 / /

Super Visa Applications for Parents and Grandparents Today is the day that Canada immigration gets “Super”. Super Visas for Parents and Grandparents are now effective. Super Visas are Visas for Parents and Grandparents of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents who wish to come to Canada on a temporary basis. Super Visas will be issued for […]

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Toronto School Board allegedly rejecting children of non immigration-status parents

July 16, 2010 / / /

Only 14 per cent of schools accept children of non immigration-status parents Social Planning Toronto, an organization dedicated to improving quality of life through social planning in the city, recently went undercover to see if Toronto-area Catholic schools will accept children of non-status immigrant parents. Researchers pretended to be family members of non-status children living in […]

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Did you know that the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program allows for Family Sponsorships by “distant relatives”?

July 14, 2010 /

// How to come to Alberta through the Provincial Nominee Program It is well known that under the Federal immigration system, Family Class sponsorships in Canada are restricted to spouses, common law partners, parents and grandparents (and dependent children). If you are a member of the family class, you may be eligible to be sponsored […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada cracks down on Marriage and Adoption for Immigration Purposes

April 5, 2010 / /

What You Need to Know About “Adoption for Immigration” A small mention proposing new regulations on family relationships for immigrants was mentioned in Saturday’s Canada Gazette about ‘adoption for immigration in Canada. The Canada Gazette is a publication put out by the Government of Canada that contains information on notices for the public, hearings and […]

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Does having Canadian Adoptive Parents result in Automatic Canadian Citizenship?

March 9, 2010 / /

Canadian Citizenship for Adopted Kids Last week, a hearing began for a teenager who is under threat of deportation back to his native Congo for committing a crime. Immigrant young offenders, unlike their age of majority counterparts, are not typically deported when they commit a severe crime. The teenager was recently released from a juvenile […]

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Sponsorship Application Refused because of my Previous Marriage

July 29, 2009 / /

Hello Mr. Niren, I would like your opinion on my sponsorship. My husband was refused because of my previous marriage. Canada Immigration jumped to the conclusion that my second marriage is not bona fide because of my previous marriage was brief . I have reapply with more proof that my marriage is genuine. What do […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Refusals are too High

June 30, 2009 /

As reported by Torstar News, government documents reveal that just under 50% of spousal sponsorship applications are refused from certain regions  such as southern China, Western Africa. In other areas refusal rates are also unacceptably high. MP Olivia Chow calls this high refusal rate “cruel and arbitrary”. I cannot agree more.  At our office, we […]

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