OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says the government is using a new system to bring spouses, children and parents of recent immigrants to Canada more quickly.

Family members who want to move to Canada can apply to join their sponsor while they wait for their permanent residency to be approved, but they’re often denied the necessary visa because of concerns they’re unlikely to leave once it expires. The new system uses advanced analytics to identify people who have a permanent residency application in the system and approve their visa to visit Canada more quickly.

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