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#1 1PPCLI

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 02:35 PM

Jason Kenny, the Minister of immigration announced in the House yesterrday, the temporary stop of accepting new applications under the family reunification guidelines of parents and grandparents. The reason is there is a large backlog to get through. The government will not be accepting new applications until 2014. Next year they plan on issuing 25% more visas, to catch up on e backlog. At the same time, refugee, people applying under humanitarian reasons and nannies will decrease. The government also announce a super visa for parents and grandparents. This visa would be good for 10 years, allowing multiple entries with a maximum stay of two years. Applicants will have to have private medical insurance before entry will be allowed.


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:20 PM

Wow.. I had better get our application in quick before they change anything else! Do you think this means our app will be quicker? The super visa sounds kind of neat.

Jason Kenny, the Minister of immigration announced in the House yesterrday, the temporary stop of accepting new applications under the family reunification guidelines of parents and grandparents. The reason is there is a large backlog to get through. The government will not be accepting new applications until 2014. Next year they plan on issuing 25% more visas, to catch up on e backlog. At the same time, refugee, people applying under humanitarian reasons and nannies will decrease. The government also announce a super visa for parents and grandparents. This visa would be good for 10 years, allowing multiple entries with a maximum stay of two years. Applicants will have to have private medical insurance before entry will be allowed.


http://www.thestar.c...ly-to-live-here




#3 1PPCLI

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:03 PM

They say the super visa is a temporary policy, to help ease the backlog in the program, but somehow temporary measures always seem to become policy.

Once again the department is going to start consultations in the new year to revamp the immigration policy. I would suspect, with the majority, the government will tighten up in certain areas, primary being refugee and compasionate claims. Would be nice if they look into the immigration consultants. Heard the going price to do a simple TRV application is a thousand dollars, but then they just looked into that in the last year or so.

Would think we will know what will be proposed next summer, though the public hearings will probably givea good indication o where it is going.




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