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Processing Time for Family Category Immigration Visa to be Reduced to 12 Months

John McCallum, the federal Immigration Minister of Canada, has announced that the time taken to process spousal / common-law partner category visa will be halved to 12 months. At present, the government of Canada takes nearly 24 months to process this visa. The ultimate goal of the government is to reduce its processing times to as little as six months.
The announcement was made on December 7 in Brampton by John McCallum. In all probability, the news will be welcomed by thousands of sponsors and sponsored person who are looking forward to settle in Canada.

Immigration to be Made Easy as Canada Plans Major Changes in Express Entry System

Marching ahead on its promise to make immigration simpler, the government of Canada has planned to make major changes in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for the Express Entry immigration program.

The objective is clear cut and straight forward, make it easy for international students & graduates and applicants to apply for permanent residency of Canada.

For a long time, people across the globe were waiting for these changes. Aspiring immigrants applying for Canada permanent residency under the

Canada to Raise Maximum Age Limit for Dependent Children to under 22

WWICS – MThis move was eagerly awaited by numerous permanent residents of Canada and potential applicants who want to immigrate to Canada. The government of Canada has finally announced that the maximum age of dependent children who can be included in a visa application will be raised to 22 years.

If this regulation is approved, it will be effective from fall 2017 and will be applicable on candidates who apply on or after the regulation come into force.

At present, the child of the principal applicant needs to be at or below the age of 19 in order to be accepted as a dependent, or be eligible for sponsorship by the principal applicant.