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Update on parent and grandparent immigration sponsorship in Canada

By Stephen Fogarty No sooner had the Canadian Immigration department reopened the parent and grandparent sponsorship program on January 4, 2016, then overnight on January 7th it was announced that 14,000 applications had already been received, and so no new applications would be accepted. According to the official announcement, “The first 5,000 complete applications received […]

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Parent and grandparent immigration sponsorship in Canada

Canadian Immigration has reopened the parent and grandparent sponsorship program, effective 4 January 2016. We are disappointed that the cap has been kept at 5,000 applications; during the October 2015 federal election, the Liberals had campaigned on doubling the permitted applications. According to CBC News, Immigration Minister John McCallum has pledged that the 10,000 application […]

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Canada’s new Immigration Minister: important challenges lie ahead

A look at the credentials of and challenges facing Canada’s new Immigration Minister

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Québec opts for a strong role inside Canada – National Assembly reconvenes following provincial election

Quebec National Assembly reconvenes after election as Liberal government changes social and economic climate for the better

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Major changes coming to Canada–Ireland IEC program for 2014

Two new categories and a quota jump to 10,700 places among important changes to 2014 Canada-Ireland IEC agreement

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