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The 2019 Parental Sponsorship program was closed in 12 minutes. Here are some alternatives if you were not lucky enough to be able to obtain an invitation.
The Parent and Grandparents sponsorship program re-opened for online expressions of interest from January 2 to February 1, 2018. On March 19, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) emailed out invitations to potential sponsors who were randomly selected to submit their sponsorship application. Potential sponsors will have 60 days from the date of their invitation to
The Minister of Immigration has announced that the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program will be re-opening in 2018. Similar to the new process introduced for 2017, potential sponsors will be required to first express their interest in sponsoring by submitting the online “Interest to Sponsor” form. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will then randomly
The government has announced today that the changes to the age of a dependent child will be in force on October 24, 2017. Starting on that day, the definition of a dependent child will be as follows: Children under the age of 22 who are not married and are not in common-law relationships Children above
The Canadian government has made several important announcements to the definition of dependent children and family class sponsorships which may affect you or people you know. They are: The age of a dependent child will be raised to under 22 likely starting May 3, 2017. The permanent residence status of persons who were sponsored
Update: To enter the parental sponsorship lottery click here. The government of Canada has just announced major changes to the intake process for the 2017 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program. The most significant changes include the following: Only 10,000 applications will be accepted under this program in 2017. Instead of a first-come, first-serve system, IRCC
The government has just announced major changes to the Spousal Sponsorship program. These changes are designed to simplify the application process and lead to faster processing times. The most significant changes include the following: IRCC will process approximately 80% of new applications within 12 months from the day they are received. About 80% of
The government has announced that parental sponsorships will open again on January 4, 2016. There will also be a quota again this year. Here are some things to keep in mind if you plan on sponsoring your parents or grandparents: A quota means that your window of opportunity to apply is very limited. Last year,
The government just announced today that some applicants who apply for permanent residence under the Inland Spousal Sponsorship category will be able to obtain work permits before they receive approval in principal. Here are some things that applicants will need to have to qualify: The applicant and sponsor have submitted an Inland Spousal Sponsorship application.