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.

Sponsor-My-Parents-or-GrandparentsIn November 2011, parents and grandparents sponsorship went into pause until December 31st, 2013.  As a result, by December 2014, the backlog went to 57%.  In 2015, 5,000 cap was met within 48 hours (January 2 and January 5, 2015).  5,000 cap will not be increased – for 2016, it is anticipated to meet 5,000 cap within 24 hours.

In the meantime, supervise for parents and grandparents are successful in over 75% of cases.  The major issue is the issuance of insurance certificates or the sufficiency of funds for parents or grandparents for their support in Canada.

Thus, for a long term plan, I recommend parents to file for supervise for ease of traveling and visiting in Canada, along with full sponsorship application completed and sent by December 31, 2015.  However, I caution everyone that it would be more likely a lottery-like system on January 2nd, 2016, since there are only 5,000 spots available.