Notice: Our office will be closed to the public December 17, 2022 to January 9th, 2023.
For all our current and past clients, we will continue working on your files and responding through the holidays. Though please be advised that our response time may be delayed due to the high volume of work during this season.

Canada budget 2016 - ImmigrationProgress on immigration reform

Budget 2016 makes the following three commitments on immigration reform:

  • An additional $245 million over five years “for the identification, overseas processing, transportation and resettlement of the additional 10,000 Syrian refugees.”
  • $25 million in 2016-17 “to support faster and more predictable processing times for family sponsorship” for family reunification.
  • A three-year, $56 million commitment to finance the government’s commitment for an increased number of permanent residents. This money would go towards “processing of new permanent residents and increased settlement programming.”