• October

      26

      2020

    The Family Class

    IRCC has announced the new family class based on a lottery system with the sponsor expressing their interest during a window. To sponsor, you will need to establish that you are eligible to sponsor and that the family member falls within the family class according to the Regulations. You can’t be on social assistance (CERB

    • October

      24

      2020

    Dealing with Financial Inadmissibility

    Foreign nationals can be denied admission into Canada pursuant to s.39 of the Act –if there are concerns that they will rely on social assistance. After all, the objectives of the IRPA include the pursuit of the maximum economic benefits of immigration as well as the support and development of “a strong and prosperous Canadian economy” According to the relevant Manual, the provision is “designed to

    • October

      21

      2020

    Interview on CBC Alberta at Noon -Discussing the New Family Class Sponsoring Your Parents or Grandparents October 20, 2020

    Judy Aldous:                       The challenges of trying to help your family immigrate in the middle of a pandemic. This is Alberta at Noon, I’m Judy Aldous. The next two weeks will be stressful ones for Albertans who want to sponsor your parents, your grandparents to immigrate. The first step in this sponsorship system is a lottery

    • October

      18

      2020

    Interview on the New Parental/Grandparent Family Class Sponsorship Program

    I discussed the new (but old) immigration lottery process for Parents and Grandparents with Danielle Smith on CHQR AM770 on October 14, 2020. It’s been a bit of a merry go round with this non-economic, family class program. Parents/grand-parents are still subject to medical assessment; the sponsor is still required to meet minimum necessary income

    • October

      6

      2020

    Parents and Grandparents Family Class reopening for 2020!

    There’s some good news for families looking to reunite in Canada. The parents/grandparents family class is reopening. Sponsors have a three week window, starting October 13, 2020 to indicate their interest in sponsoring parents/grandparents to Canada.   10,000 applications will be drawn this year; 30,000 next year … There are clear instructions as to how the

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