Upholding Family Values: Changing immigration levels are changing Canada's focus on families

 

2011 saw a shift in immigration levels further limiting options for speedy family reunification for many in Canada. A moratorium was imposed on sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents. While the federal government proposed a new ‘supervisa’ program to grant parents and grandparents long-term visitor visas, the visa’s criteria will place the new program out of the reach of families who cannot meet the financial conditions.