Category Archives: family sponsorship

Canadian Economist Calls for Employment-Based Immigration Selection Process

A new report by Canadian economist and former Member of Parliament Herbert Grubel calls for Canada’s point-based immigration selection process to be completely replaced with one based on employment. Grubel, who is a Fraser Institute senior fellow and a professor … Continue reading

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Parent and Grandparent Immigration Program to Re-Open in 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Friday that it will lift the moratorium on new Parent and Grandparent (PGP) permanent resident applications on January 2, 2014. The program has been closed to new applications since November 2011 to give … Continue reading

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Family Class Immigration Increases by 15% in 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Tuesday a 15 percent increase in the number of individuals admitted under the family class immigration program in 2012 over the year before. In the announcement, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney promoted … Continue reading

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‘Super Visa’ a Big Hit, Over 3500 Granted Since Dec.

The new Super Visa, a special visa for the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, has been granted to over 3,500 applicants since its introduction in December of last year, according to the Canadian Immigration Ministry. The … Continue reading

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