To celebrate Family Day in Ontario, our newsletter focused on some recent developments with regard to the family sponsorship programs. Spousal Sponsorships There continues to be a backlog in spousal sponsorship applications, both in-Canada and visa offices abroad. Processing times are slowly improving but are not yet at pre-Covid levels. In the Prime Minister’s
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.
On August 20, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced major changes to the parent and grandparent sponsorship program which will take effect in 2019. Some of the most relevant details include: The 2019 cap has been increased to 20 000 applicants from 17 000 applicants in 2018. There is a new process for 2019.
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
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 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 has announced that parental sponsorships will open again on January 2, 2015. The quota for 2015 will be 5000 like last year. Here are some things to keep in mind if you plan on sponsoring your parents or grandparents: The quota is very limited. Last year, 5000 spots were filled in a matter
At Long Mangalji LLP, we strive to make sure that our clients receive the best possible solutions for their immigration needs. To this end, we are starting a new initiative where we inform our clients and friends in the community of the numerous changes in Canada’s immigration system. If you find that these changes affect