CACN - Family Reunification and Compassionate Exemptions - Nov 16, 2020

Key Messages

Spousal Processing

Parents and Grandparents

If pressed on the fairness of the PGP lottery system:


Family Reunification

If pressed on process for clients in an exclusive dating relationship:

Parents and Grandparents Program

TRV Issuance to Spousal applications

Immediate Vs extended family definitions

The definition of immediate family members set out in the Orders is broader than the definition of family members in subsection 1(3) of the IRPR. These are the OIC definitions which are broader than the definition of family members in IRPR.

Immediate family members in respect of a person are:

In contrast to the immediate family member definition, the extended family member definition does not apply to familial relations of temporary residents in Canada.

Extended family members in respect of a Canadian citizen, person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act or permanent resident are:

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