- Canada extended measures allowing permanent residence applicants to sponsor non-accompanying family members after the time of the initial permanent residence application
The government of Canada extended temporary measures that allow foreign nationals to sponsor family members who were not reviewed initially during the time that the foreign national applied for permanent residence. These measures, originally due to expire on September 9, 2023, will be extended for an additional three years (September 10, 2026). Any pending applications on September 10, 2023, will continue to be processed.
According to the announcement, the family class instructions relating to this public policy have been updated to reflect the new dates for which applications are to be processed under this public policy.
What are the Changes?
The Canadian government extended measures allowing permanent residence applicants to sponsor non-accompanying family members after the time of the initial permanent residence application. These measures will remain in place until September 10, 2026.
Under regular procedures, foreign nationals are not permitted to sponsor family members not included in the original application for permanent residency.
Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada