Streamlining Spousal Sponsorship for Faster Family Reunification

Today, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new simplified application kit to be released on December 15, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST. The change to the spousal sponsorship process comes just one month following the Ministry’s release of the 2017 Immigration Levels Plan, where they announced their goal to admit […]

Work Permit Extension for In Canada Spouse and Common-Law Sponsorship

On December 11, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced a new pilot program that will grant foreign nationals in Canada applying to immigrate as a spouse or common-law partner, the opportunity to extend their open work permit for one year. The eligibility criteria are the following : The foreign national must be a spouse or […]

We’re on OMNI 2 Mandarin News

Following the reopening of CIC’s Parents and Grandparent (PGP) sponsorship program on January 2nd, 2014, our founder, Tom Yuan, offers his opinion and tips on the new application forms. On December 31, 2013, CIC released three new forms: Document Checklist — Sponsor  [IMM 5771 ] (PDF, 201 KB) Financial Evaluation for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship [IMM5768] (PDF, 1.1 MB) […]

CIC to reopen parent and grandparent sponsorship in 2014

Today, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney held a news conference to announce Phase II of the federal government’s Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification. One key element of the Action Plan’s second phase will be the re-opening of the Parent and Grandparent (PGP) sponsorship program on January 2nd, 2014. It is expected that by […]

CIC continues to welcome parents and grandparents in 2013

Last week, on November 5, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney was keen to report the success of the Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification following its first year. However, despite the major progress, the Minister announced that, for the second year in a row, the Government will keep the admissions of 25,000 parents […]

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