Sponsoring parents

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Subject: Sponsoring parents
  "Sponsor your parents" group has been established in December 2004 by Mrs. Jenia Yakhnin in response to processing delays of parental applications.

SUMMARY OF FACTS:
1.In the last two years the processing time for those applications has increased from 159 days to 20 months and continues to increase every month. In fact, CPC Mississauga has processed no single application since March 2004.
2.Processing times in Canadian Embassies abroad increased as well. Current processing times for parental applications are about 5-10 years, depending on the embassy.
3.Quotas for parental family class immigration to Canada have been drastically reduced. In the 2005 the quota has been set to 5,500- 6,800 people as compared to 10,233 in 2004 and 19,376 in 2003.
4.The overall processing timetable for parental applications can reach 5-10 years!

WHAT WE DO:
1."Sponsor Your Parents" has written a petition to the House of Commons in order to address this issue.
2. As of February 23, 2005, the Petition was signed by 1715 people (in 6 weeks).
3. Petition has been submitted to 8 MPs, including Mississauga Brampton west, Etobicoke, Mississauga Brampton South, Richmond Hill, Montreal, Thornhill, Oshawa and Markham. 14 additional areas are currently collecting signatures.
4.Brief has been sent to The House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. Our witnesses will appear before the Committee in April 2005 in Toronto.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1.Go to http://sponsoryourparents.ca/petition.htm and sign the petition.
2.Tell all your friends about this site http://sponsoryourparents.ca and ask them to sign.
3.Write a letter to your MP and to the newspapers.

[24-02-2005,17:14]
[**.10.219.36]
prg
(in reply to: Sponsoring parents)
Dude... please let me get visa first... parents can come only if I can come...

You guys ought to also voice an efficient processing of pending cases.... we have no idea where and when our files are going to get processed....

No offence - I really feel for your cause as well... I mean it is really important to get parents too and fast; but first the person has to get through...

[24-02-2005,22:45]
[**.151.173.152]
Me Casa Tu Casa
(in reply to: Sponsoring parents)
If I understand you correctly, you are applying in skiled workers class.
You should know that within each class, applications are processed strictly on a first-in, first-out basis.
That said, processing times for parents and skilled workers are totally unrelated.
I know that it takes a long time, I went through it too, but don´t you think that to wait 10 years for my 70 years old parents is a little bit too long? Especially when I´m signing a sponsorship agreement with the government to provide all their (parents, not government) needs for 10 years.

[25-02-2005,12:34]
[**.10.219.36]
prg
(in reply to: Sponsoring parents)
we still need to have a doctor and a hospital bed for her when she gets sick. Sponsorship is your side of the commitment. Canada makes a commitment too. The newspapers tell the story every day. They have some concerns about what and how much they can do for our aging population - sponsored parents included. I don´t think there is a conspiracy out there to keep your family out of the country. Just some painful realities.
[25-02-2005,14:12]
[***.81.114.40]
sharon
(in reply to: Sponsoring parents)
I agree that the country can make a decision that they don?t want old people, BUT:
1.They have to officially cancel Immigration and Refuge protection Act that states: ?The objectives of this Act with respect to immigration are? to see that families are reunited in Canada?;
2.They have to tell all skilled class applicants up front that there is no chance for them to bring their parents - everyone will make his own decision based on this new information.
3.They have no right to reverse things retroactively. When I applied, the processing time for parental applications was 6-12 months.
4.They have to officially publish updated processing times and not "historical" times so people know what they face.

Instead, they continue to lie to all of us. What the Canadian government does is a worst kind of "selection": they invite us, we pay our taxes, and then they tell us (or worst, don?t tell us) that they don?t want our parents. You are saying that Canadian taxpayer will pay for my parents hospital and doctor, but that?s my money too. I pay taxes too.

[25-02-2005,16:18]
[**.10.219.36]
prg
(in reply to: Sponsoring parents)
whoaaaa.... slow down.

SUMMARY OF FACTS:
1.In the last two years the processing time for those applications has increased from 159 days to 20 months and continues to increase every month. In fact, CPC Mississauga has processed no single application since March 2004.

There is NO GUARANTEES under ANY class of immigration about wait times. It is about quotas, quantities of applications and the abilities of the host country.

2.Processing times in Canadian Embassies abroad increased as well. Current processing times for parental applications are about 5-10 years, depending on the embassy.

see answer to point #1

3.Quotas for parental family class immigration to Canada have been drastically reduced. In the 2005 the quota has been set to 5,500- 6,800 people as compared to 10,233 in 2004 and 19,376 in 2003.

see answer to point #1

4.The overall processing timetable for parental applications can reach 5-10 years!

see answer for point #1
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I agree that the country can make a decision that they don?t want old people, BUT:
1.They have to officially cancel Immigration and Refuge protection Act that states: ?The objectives of this Act with respect to immigration are? to see that families are reunited in Canada?;

----what definition of family are you using? I think that is still the case for CIC. spouses and children are a priority.

2.They have to tell all skilled class applicants up front that there is no chance for them to bring their parents -
Instead, they continue to lie to all of us. What the Canadian government does is a worst kind of "selection": they invite us, we pay our taxes, and then they tell us (or worst, don?t tell us) that they don?t want our parents. You are saying that Canadian taxpayer will pay for my parents hospital and doctor, but that?s my money too. I pay taxes too.

---- I am not seeing the door being shut. Just seeing some restraint. I understand you pay taxes. So do the millions of current Canadian seniors that cannot get a hospital bed. To be perfectly honest - they should have first rights.

I understand and respect your passion on this subject. If Canada had said - no parents- ever... would you still have come? where would you go instead? Austrailia and US are virtually closed to parental sponsorship.

My guess... you would have come anyway and gone home to visit your family as often as possible.


Your assumption about the intent of the Immigration charter and their reference to family reunification is very broad.

[25-02-2005,19:37]
[***.81.114.40]
sharon
(in reply to: Sponsoring parents)

I understand and respect your passion on this subject. If Canada had said - no parents- ever... would you still have come? where would you go instead? Austrailia and US are virtually closed to parental sponsorship.

My guess... you would have come anyway and gone home to visit your family as often as possible.


Well, your guess is wrong. I wouldn´t come, and a lot of other immigrants wouldn´t come as well.

See the following article:
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1107989413174&call_pageid=970599119419&col=Columnist977424215855

"The United States and Australia tell these applicants up front that it will be years before they can get an immigrant visa, if at all.
We tell our applicants to sign on the dotted line and pay their fees."

You are right, there is no gurantee, but 2 years ago, 90 days was the official processing time at CIC web site. If they change the policy, they have to tell people about it.

From where we stand today it looks like the so-called Family reunion is propaganda used to attract working age immigrants to Canada. We reproach ourselves everyday about how naive we were to believe the information the Canadian Government gave us on its websites for years that parents could reunite with their children in a short period of time. Now we are facing the harsh reality that we might never see our parents again and we are suffering because of this. We feel that the Canadian immigration system has let us down.

Canada has a reputation of being humanitarian country. It publicly worries about human rights and democracy in other countries. We think it is a hypocritical to criticize other governments for not helping their poor, while Canada itself does not allow its citizens to help their parents in the most basic way of all, by physically being at their side.

My parents are Holocaust survives. The have experienced "selection" in Nazi concentration camps. What Canadian government is doing now is the same "selection".

[26-02-2005,19:39]
[**.185.85.73]
prg
sponsoring parents (in reply to: Sponsoring parents)
Canada should approve, in the shortest time possible, say within a year, sponsored parents who can still work, like for example, if these parents are still below 65. These parents could still be of service to the Canadian economy. If the government approves them by the time they could no longer work, then it is the government who losses.
[21-10-2005,20:32]
[***.78.127.157]
Baby Usison
income for parents sponsership (in reply to: Sponsoring parents)
i know when we sponser they cheack past 12 months income
i need to know after that they cheak past 12 monts income or year to year...........

[07-04-2007,14:54]
[**.107.12.2]
vinda
Sponsoring Spouse's parents (in reply to: Sponsoring parents)
Hi,
My husband is considering sponsoring his parents and we want to know how much money you need in bank or property to be considered as a sponsor. Is there information anywhere on income ranges. Kindly let me know.
Madeha

[08-06-2007,14:11]
[***.112.115.101]
Madeha Khalid
Parents Immigration (in reply to: Sponsoring parents)
Dear Sir,
My daughter is a Canadian citizen and married last year.I am(Father) and age is 63years and 7 months whereas my wife is about 58 years.My daughter wants us to immigrate there.Is it possible to immigrate in this age for me and waht is the age limit?What are the other requirements to be met for appying.I am an Indian presently working in Ethiopia for the last six years.
With regards
M.L.Sood

[23-06-2008,06:36]
[***.55.85.90]
Prof.(Dr)M.L.Sood