Category: Guides For Families

Navigating The Path South: Options For Canadians To Migrate To The United States

For Canadians eyeing the opportunity to work, invest, or open a business south of their border, the U.S. offers several pathways tailored to accommodate professionals, entrepreneurs, and corporate transferees. From the professional freedoms facilitated by the TN visa to the substantial investment opportunities opened by the E2 visa, the U.S. immigration system is structured to […]

Sponsorship Of Parents & Grandparents & The Super Visa Program

When a Canadian citizen or permanent resident wishes to be reunited with their parent or grandparent who is a foreign national, they have two options: The first option is to submit an application under the Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program which would allow the foreign national parent/grandparents to gain permanent residency in Canada;  The second option is […]

Sponsoring Children To Immigrate To Canada

Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their dependent children and/or an adopted child to reunite with them permanently in Canada.  The child, whether biological, step or adoptive, would need to meet the definition of ‘dependent’ and the parent would need to meet specified criteria to be eligible to sponsor in the first place. To […]

All About Spousal Sponsorship

Spousal relationships for the purpose of sponsorship include a married spouse, a common-law partner, or a conjugal partner.  How To Sponsor Your Spouse To Move To Canada To sponsor a spouse, you must prepare and submit documentation proving a “bona fide relationship” with your foreign spouse. A “bona fide relationship” means that you and your […]

The top three reasons your immigration file is stuck in IRCC’s ‘review required’ and how to get it out

As Canada’s massive immigration backlog continues to spiral out of control, applicants may have to take matters into their own hands to stop their files from becoming lost and forgotten in the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) bureaucracy. Months of silence on the status of your permanent residence application can feel almost as bad […]

How to Sponsor Your Relatives for Canada’s Unique PGP Program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now issued more than 30,000 invitations for its unique Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). This scheme enables Canadians and permanent residents to sponsor qualifying relatives and bring them to live in Canada. IRCC has stated that: “Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants […]