Canada welcomes highest number of parents and grandparents in two decades
Canada, 7th November: Canada has made a record progress in terms of immigration levels by admitting highest number of parents and grandparents.
This has been announced by Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney.
Canada welcomes highest number of parents, grandparents—In a significant effort to reduce immigration backlogs, Canada is continuing to welcome an increasingly high number of immigrants under Parents and Grandparents category.
The achievement is especially notable by Canada immigration since the Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification was initiated only a year ago.
So, Canada is now fulfilling its promise to reunite families of immigrants at the earliest while working towards significantly cut backlogs of applications for PGP(Parents and Grandparent) program, maintained Kenney.
Nearly 35,000 to be reunited with families in Canada—As per the annual targets unveiled by Canada immigration minister Kenney, nearly 25,000 parents and grandparents will be allowed entry into Canada this year and this will be the second consecutive year enabling admission of such a high number of immigrants in Canada.
As per the 2013 Levels Plan tabled a week ago, Canada will allow highest number of immigrants under PGP category in the last twenty years. This includes facilitating immigration of a total of 50,000 immigrants in the period of 2012 and 2013.
Canada immigration under PGP program is highest in the span of last two decades and is an increase of 60 percent from the immigration figures of 2010.
Addressing a press conference at Mississuaga’s Delta Meadowvale Hotel & Conference Center, Kenney affirmed that reunification of a maximum of 35,000 parents and grandparents will be done with their families living in Canada in 2013.
And this is a great achievement for Canada in the period of last twenty years, applauded Kenney.
Steps to cut backlog--All such steps of increasing number of reunifications of immigrants under PGP program by Canada immigration department-CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) are in response to the increasing backlogs of applications wanting to immigrate their parents or their grandparents to Canada.
The immigration backlog for PGP program was nothing short of 165,000 when the Conservative party stepped in, he replied. And the waiting times were a whopping eight years period. The backlog will go down by nearly 20 percent this year.