UPDATED (9/Jan/2016): Congratulations to those who submitted their applications. This program has reached the limit and we are no longer taking new clients. The government has received more than 14,000 new applications and they are committed to process the first 10,000. If you are interested in this program, we expect this program will reopen in 2017. Applications should be prepared and ready to go beforehand.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced today that its sponsorship program of parents and grandparents opened today. They are currently accepting 5000 complete applications. We have assisted many clients sponsor parents over the years and this may be an opportunity for your family:
We started accepting new applications to sponsor parents and grandparents on January 4, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. We will accept 5,000 new and complete applications. Your application will be returned to you if it is incomplete or if the cap has been reached.
This program has been in a state of flux for the past few years. Under the previous government, the program was suspended and they were not accepting any applications. Any applications that were submitted under the old system to returned. In addition, families with pending applications had to wait many years to get a decision and they would cause significant stress for our clients.
We Help Sponsor Parents
In the past, we have had success with clients who have filed both the sponsorship application and the Super Visa for temporary status. Depending on your situation, we will discuss which is more appropriate to bring your family to Canada. If you are interested in this application, we advise that you act quickly and find a professional who can help. CIC will be accepting only 5000 applications at this time and it is uncertain when they will close the program.
Please contact our office immediately to take advantage of this opportunity and sponsor your parents or grandparents. Our fees to sponsor parents and/or grandparents are posted on our website.