The Canadian Government introduces a new two-year pilot program that will allow sponsorship applications for certain family members who would normally be banned from obtaining permanent residence under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. The pilot will remain in effect from September 9, 2019, to September 9, 2021.
This pilot program is for non-accompanying family members who were not examined and in some cases were not even declared when a foreign national applied for Canadian Permanent Residence which normally results in a lifetime ban from sponsoring the family members.
These regulations require that foreign nationals applying for a permanent residence declare all their family members (spouse, common-law partner, dependent children, and dependent child of a dependent child) and have them examined by an immigration official even if they are not accompanying the principal applicant to Canada.
The pilot program will make possible for the “most vulnerable populations” affected by the ban who meet the following conditions:
The Pilot Program does not apply if the sponsor was granted permanent residence under Canada’s Economic Class or any other immigration category.
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