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How will the new parents and grandparents sponsorship process work?

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The Government of Canada has listened to feedback from clients, stakeholders and the public to identify improvements needed in the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program – specifically, the application process. That is why the government is streamlining the intake process to enhance client experience. Here’s how the new process will work:


Biometrics Expansion

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | backgrounders

Canada has long had one of the highest per capita rates of immigration in the world and is an attractive destination for immigrants and visitors.


Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

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In response to the Syria refugee crisis and increasing movements of refugees and migrants, the UN General Assembly in 2016 adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. That declaration launched separate processes to create 2 non-binding international agreements: one for refugees (Global Compact on Refugees) and one for migrants (the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration). The number of international migrants continues to grow and was estimated at 258 million worldwide in 2017, a 49% increase compared to 2000.


Backgrounder: Businesses and communities across Canada to benefit from increased immigration

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Our immigration system has helped make Canada the nation it is today – one that is diverse, prosperous and welcoming to those in need. Immigration spurs innovation and economic growth and supports the development of diverse, dynamic and innovative businesses and communities across the country.


Irregular border crossings – What is Canada doing?

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The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the safety of Canadians and keeping our border secure. At the same time, asylum seekers must be treated with compassion and afforded due process under the law.


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