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IRCC opens Parents & Grandparents Program in 2018

Potential sponsors will have the opportunity to express their interest to sponsor in 2018

 Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to take the first step in applying to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada when the Parents and Grandparents Program reopens in 2018. The “Interest to Sponsor” form will be available at noon EST on January 2, 2018. Those who wish to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents in 2018 must first fill out this online form. It will be available until noon February 1, 2018.

 

To help ensure the efficiency of the system and to allow as many eligible sponsors as possible to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada, it is important that only those who meet the sponsorship eligibility requirements submit an “Interest to Sponsor” form. Additional questions have been added to the 2018 version of the “Interest to Sponsor” form to help potential sponsors self-assess whether they are eligible to sponsor.

More Information on IRCC website.

Confirm your permanent residency by telephone? Scam or not?

In the past few months IRCC has been sending emails inviting selected Permanent Resident applicants who are in Canada, to be part of a new initiative that allows them to confirm their permanent residency by telephone. This new method allows them to obtain permanent resident status without the need to physically go to a local IRCC office for an appointment.  These invitations  are part  of an effort to provide better client service as can be read on the IRCC website and are absolutely no scam.

 

Ontario Immigration Act coming into force on January 1, 2018

The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration has announced that the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 and its regulations to attract and retain global talent to promote prosperity and economic growth  will be coming into force on January 1, 2018. 

Further information about the Act, including what is new and what you need to know as an applicant or an employer will be available in January 2018.