IRCC to reunite more families in upcoming years
More families to reunite in Canda over next three years. The multi-year immigration plan is to intake 265,500 applications under this category.
While addressing the press on IRCCs multi-year immigration plans, Immigration Minister of Canada, Mr. Ahmed Hussen told media that Economic migrants will be the majority contributor to their immigration plans for next three years and the second priority will be of the family class immigrants.
While disclosing the first of its kind Multi-year immigration plan of IRCC in front of the media people in Toronto, Mr. Ahmed Hussen, minister of immigration and refugee Canada, said that their future plans are encouraging for economic and family class migrants. As these two categories are on the top of the list of potential migrants to Canada to meet IRCC’s immigration target of absorbing one million immigrants in next three years.
This shows the positive outlook of Canada toward the family class applicants. Under which, the citizens and permanent residents of Canada can sponsor their dependent children, parents, grandparents, and their foreign spouse or common-law partner.
More parents and grandparents to fly to Canada in coming years
Parents and Grandparents program (PGP) is a part of the family class program to immigrate to Canada. With this, Canadian citizens and PR holders can sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada.
Immigration refugee and Citizenship Canada targets to allow 21000 applicants under PGP entry by 2020 under its multi-year immigration plan.
A total number of applications permitted under this entry in 2015 was 5000, which was increased to just double by the new government by allowing 10,000 permanent residents.
The program was earlier operated on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the system has completely changed now by the potential sponsors first declaring their interest in the program before the government select at random those who could go on to submit an application.
Later in the year, the government issued more invitations to apply for the PGP, in line with the target intake for the year.
Age limit for dependent children to apply for Canadian Visa increased
Application received on and after 24th of October 2017 will follow new rules declared by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in the month of May this year. In May of this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that eligible immigration applications received on or after October 24, 2017, will be processed based on the new definition. Therefore, immigration forms submitted on or after that may include children of the principal applicants under the age of 22, who are not married or in a common-law relationship.
The new changes allow individuals more than 22 years of age to be considered as dependents and become a part of application procedure in the exception condition of mental and physical challenges.
Earlier the age limit for the dependent children was 19 years to apply for Canada permanent residency.
Super Visa Program: Senior citizens can now meet with their loved ones in Canada
After the Parents and Grandparents program was closed for new entries by Canada this year, Super Visa Program has come up as a hope for senior citizens to meet their children living in Canada. The program is open now for parents and grandparents willing to join their loved ones in Canada.
This program allows multiple entries to the applicants for a period of 10 years. The visa provides the bearer a status period of six month for each entry.
The program was launched in 2011 and a total 90,000 Super Visas have been issued so far, 40% of which are allotted to Indian Citizens.
More parents can go to their children under PGP Canada
IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) is going to invite more sponsors for Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Invitations are expected to begin on 6th of this month, which will continue over a few days. This will be the second round of invitations under the PGP entry in 2017.
Individuals, who receive the invitation, have to submit their application by December 8, 2017. After which, it won’t be accepted.
IRCC also cleared that registration for PGP will reopen in 2018. So that, more sponsors can bring their parents and grandparents to Canada as permanent residents.
The sponsor must be a Canadian Citizen and must meet the eligibility criteria for this entry.
Other Canadian Visas