Canadian Government announces changes to COVID-19 border restrictions, permitting entry for some new groups of foreign nationals On October 2nd, 2020, the government announced broadened access to Canada under COVID-19 travel restrictions for certain extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents as well as an increased presence of public health officials at the […]
On May 17, 2013, the Canadian government announced that the maximum age of dependents will be set at 18 years of age under all immigration programs. Previously the maximum age was 22 years and if the dependent continued in full time school after the age of 22 years, they could continue to be sponsored to Canada
On May 10th, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced the reopening of the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program starting January 2, 2014. Whilst the quota of intake applications will be extremely low, at 5,000 applications in total for the first year, it is a step forward from the suspension of this valuable and important immigration program in 2011.
In November, the Government of Canada has announced a new plan to reduce the backlog and wait times for sponsored parents and grandparents. Current processing times for parent and grandparent sponsorship applications exceed seven (7) years. This plan involves a temporary pause of up to twenty-four (24) months