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Start Preparing Your Parent And Grandparent Sponsorship Application Now With The Help
Of An Immigration Professional
Thanksgiving has passed, and it seems that Christmas is almost right around the corner. With the end of the year so
close, it would be prudent to take some advance planning, especially if you are thinking about sponsoring either your
parents or grandparents from their home country, to come to Canada as permanent residents.
By far the most popular Canadian immigration program over the last couple of years has been the Parent and
Grandparent Program. Since the program was overhauled and relaunched in 2014, the 5,000 completed application cap
has been reached in very short time. For 2015, the cap was hit within the first three days!
So some advance planning is advisable if you are planning to submit an application to sponsor your parents when the
new 2016 Parent and Grandparent Program intake window opens in January, just a couple of months away!
Note that the 5,000 application limit is the maximum number of “complete” applications accepted. In other words,
there will likely be more than 5,000 applications taken in by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, some of which will be
incomplete and/or missing information or documentation. Those incomplete applications will be returned to the
sponsor applicants and not processed nor counted towards the cap. However, those applications deemed to qualify,
and are complete with no missing information, will be accepted and counted towards a maximum number of 5,000 such
Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you ensure that your application package to sponsor your parents and/or
grandparents is submitted immediately once the intake period begins, and that it is complete with no errors or
omissions that would result in it being returned to you. One way to do this is by finding a qualified immigration lawyer,
with extensive sponsorship experience to help you with your file, and ensure your application is submitted properly and
completely, the first time. But the time to do it is now, before the deadline is upon you, and while you still have time to
produce any documentation required to support your sponsorship application.
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with their immigration needs since 1987. Their team of expert lawyers in Toronto and Mississauga can speak your
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