In 2020, the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) only accepted 10,000 applications, a relatively low number. On Tuesday, Immigration Minister Mendicino announced they would be processing 30,000 applications this year for the sought-after family reunification program.View More Sought-after Family Reunification Program Accepting 30,000 Applications in 2021
For many immigrants, grandparents play a unique role in offsetting the financial burden of childcareView More Grandparents at Home: A Blessing
Thousands of families will soon get a second chance to bring parents and grandparents to Canada. That’s the good news recently announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The bad news is that there is…View More Changes Coming to Parent and Grandparent Immigration?
In Pakistan, where retirement homes do not exist, children consider it a moral duty to take care of their parents as they age. Asad Khan says this is why he wanted to sponsor his father…View More Flying in Family Class: An In-Depth Series (Part III)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) resumed receiving sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents (PGP) of Canadian citizens and permanent residents on Monday morning. The case processing centre in Mississauga, Ontario opened its window for…View More Promise on Parent-Grandparent Sponsorships Unfulfilled
Justin Trudeau has now officially been elected as Canada’s 29th Prime Minister and with him come promises of investment in infrastructure, electoral reform and changes to the lengthy family reunification process. Some of those changes…View More Pros and Cons of Family Reunification
On the eve of Canada’s 148th birthday, the Association for Canadian Studies released the findings of a survey titled: “Is Canada a Land of Equal Opportunity for All?” Three-quarters of the country’s population answered with…View More Research Watch 5: A Dollar Value on Extended Families
Family. Your mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather are people you should not have to put a price on. However, family reunification for Canadian immigrants has now become a matter of money, only accessible to high-earning…View More New rules undermine “family values”