Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Liberals unveil new plan for immigration focused on family reunification, middle class growth

Justin Trudeau, leader or Liberal Party, will be Canada’s next leader as a result of recently concluded Canadian election. For quite long now, the Conservatives are in power and imposed several changes in Canada's immigration policies. 

Justin Trudeau, leader or Liberal Party

Here's some good news about Canada's immigration program now that Canada's new Prime Minister is from the Liberal Party. 
“Immigration is critical to job creation and long-term economic growth for the middle class. In so many ways, Canada is what it is today thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of those who chose to build their lives here,” said Mr. Trudeau. “During the Harper decade, our immigration system has been mismanaged, politicized, and re-oriented away from welcoming those who choose to make Canada their new and permanent home. Liberals will reform our immigration system, and make family reunification a core priority of our government.” 
Liberals will significantly improve the current immigration system to, among other things, ensure that families can stay together and successfully integrate into their new communities. We will immediately double the number of applications allowed for parents and grandparents to 10,000 each year. To help make that happen, and to restore processing times to levels that existed before the Harper decade, we will nearly double the budget for processing family class applications. In addition, we will provide greater access to applicants who have Canadian siblings, and we will restore the maximum age for dependents to 22 from 19, to allow more Canadians to bring their children to Canada. A Liberal government will also change the rules so that spouses immigrating to Canada receive immediate permanent residency, getting rid of the current two-year waiting period.
 Read the full article from the Liberal Party website.

What does it mean for those planning to live and work in Canada? What does it mean for those in Canada who have been struggling to get their family to be reunited with them in Canada?  This could only mean good news.

Then again, you need to be ready.  Immigration rules as you know changes from time to time. What is important is that when the opportunity presented itself to you, you are ready in a heart beat.

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