Family Class Immigration – Parents

Changes to Definition of Dependent Child – Age Increase to 22 Years Old

November 8, 2017

By: Law Office of Jeff Jiehui Li As of October 24, 2017, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased the age limit under the definition of a “dependent child”. Individuals under the age of 22 years old now qualify as dependent children upon submission of an application for permanent residence, provided that…

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Super visa may not be affordable

January 24, 2012

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/news-and-views/super-visa-only-for-those-who-can-afford-it/

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10 most important immigration policy changes in 2011

December 29, 2011

 There are many changes, expected or unexpected, with respect to Canadian immigration in 2011. While some of the changes like super visa will facilitate some people’s entry to Canada, most are to fight immigration fraud and to limit immigration to Canada. “It is apparent that the Conservative Government is tightening immigration policy as a whole,”…

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Live-in caregivers made to work longer to earn status; Ottawa faces legal challenge over backlogged immigrant visa applications

November 27, 2011

Live-in caregivers made to work longer to earn status: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1092211 Ottawa faces legal challenge over backlogged immigrant visa applications: http://www.thestar.com/iphone/news/article/1091558--ottawa-faces-legal-challenge-over-backlogged-immigrant-visa-applications

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Important IRPR Amendments: Expanded Sponsorship Bar for Violent Crime

November 26, 2011

On November 18, 2011, as amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) came into force, persons who have been convicted of certain offences are no longer eligible to sponsor their family members. Effective the same date, the new amendments will be applied to all new applications, all applications in process for which a final decision…

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CIC stops accepting parental sponsorship applications – To cut backlog and wait times

November 4, 2011

Ottawa, November 4, 2011 — The Government of Canada is taking immediate action to cut the backlog and wait times for sponsored parents and grandparents, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. Currently, more than 165,000 parents and grandparents who have applied to become permanent residents of Canada are still waiting for a…

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Cut immigration applications to fix backlog: Is this our only option?

October 24, 2011

Cut immigration applications to fix backlog? This is what Jason Kenny, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada said to the House committee on citizenship and immigration recently. (For a detailed report on this, follow http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/20/pol-kenney-immigration-cut-applications.html) I am saddened each time I hear topics like this. It has always been my position that we should not use backlog or…

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Strong Canadian immigration interest is a ‘big, good problem’: Kenney

October 9, 2011

http://www.torontoobserver.ca/2011/10/06/strong-canadian-immigration-interest-is-a-big-good-problem-kenney/

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While 150,000-plus wait, few parents and grandparents are accepted

October 8, 2011

http://www.embassymag.ca/page/view/immigration-10-05-2011

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