News Release – National consultations on parent and grandparent immigration launched by Minister Kenney
In this news release, Minister Kenney stated that “Our government is fully committed to helping families reunite,” said Minister Kenney. “The feedback provided by Canadians will guide our government in creating a new program in which future applications will be processed quickly and backlogs will not develop. It will also help ensure the program can operate on an efficient and sustainable basis.”
There has been a temporary pause of 24 months put on the Family Sponsorship Program, to allow for consultation on how to revamp the Program for the future. Consultations are ongoing with various stakeholders. The goal is to develop a Program that will not lead to future backlogs. Issues that have been noted are such things as more transparency, being forthcoming in helping people understand the eligibility requirements.