Changes to Remember for the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program

Are you a Canadian permanent resident or Canadian citizen who wants to sponsor your parents or grandparents to come to Canada to be permanent residents themselves?

You may know that this program was suspended last year because the backlogs for permanent resident applications through this and similar programs were so big, and the applications were taking between eight and ten years to process! However, there’s good news. The government has cut the backlog significantly and is ready to re-open the program on January 2nd, 2014. Please note that there will be four specific changes to the program.

Four Changes to the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program

First: The high levels of parents and grandparents (50,000 will be or have been admitted in 2012 and 2013) will be maintained through 2014.

Second: When the government suspended the program they introduced a Super Visa, or 10-year multiple entry visa that was good for visits of two years at a time in the meantime. This visa will now be a permanent offering.

Third: While sponsors of parents and grandparents already have to meet specific requirements financially, they will have to meet more strict requirements to ensure they can fully support their loved ones.

Fourth: The government will accept 5,00 new applications in 2014 so that the backlog can be further reduced.

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Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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