How will Canada increase immigration to support Family Sponsorship Programs

Immigration Consultants Surrey, BC

Family members of permanent residents or Canadian citizens represent the second biggest number of newcomers expected in Canada. To prevent a fiscal and economic collapse due to the aging population and low birth rate Canada, the targets for Family Reunification programs immigration has increased by 3%. That is around  88,500 for 2019 and 91,000 for 2020. This includes sponsoring spouses or common-law partners, dependent children, parents and grandparents and Super Visa.


With new and improved processes for Family Sponsorship,  basic requirements for you in order to sponsor your family include minimum household income limits to prove that you can support them financially when they arrive while being able to provide for your own needs as well. You also need to make sure that they won’t need any social assistance from the government when they are in Canada. 

CWC Immigration Solutions Inc brings over 15 years of experience serving prospective Canadian immigrants with ethical, timely and competent  representation for immigration and resettlement. In addition to our branches in branches in UAE and India,  our Canada operations have expanded in British Columbia and Ontario, with offices in Surrey,  Abbotsford and Brampton). Our global immigration consultants have helped over thousands of families, professionals and students successfully immigrate to Canada.

Find more information regarding Family sponsorship on our website and fill out the form here for a free immigration consultation. 

Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed embraces Canadian life

Canadian Immigrant Stories

A Saudi teen who fled her allegedly “abusive” family and has been granted refugee status in Canada has been sharing images of her new life in Toronto. She hit the headlines after fleeing her family in Saudi Arabia and barricading herself in a hotel room in Thailand to avoid deportation. It is a world away from her previous life in Saudi Arabia and the week she spent in limbo after fleeing to Thailand, where she barricaded herself into a hotel room and used Twitter to alert the world to her situation. 

Rahaf Mohammed has told Canadian media she’ll work in support of women’s freedom around the world. Looking forward to her new life, Rahaf, said she wants to be independent, travel and make her own decisions on education, on a career and who she will marry.

Source Reuters, BBC

Canada extends multi-year immigration targets into 2021 with focus on Express Entry & Provincial Nomination Programs

The Government has set out a multi-year immigration levels plan that commits to welcoming more permanent residents to Canada over the next three years. In 2018, the Department expects to welcome between 290,000 and 330,000 new permanent residents (with a target of 310,000), which is the highest level in recent history. Moreover, this plan includes raising immigration levels to between 300,000 and 350,000 in 2019 (targeting 330,000), and between 310,000 and 360,000 in 2020 (targeting 340,000). 


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The changes were announced as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s report and is projected to welcome 1.3 million new permanent residents under the immigration plan’s targets. Source

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Immigrant Stories – Sharmarke Dubow

Immigrant Stories British Columbia

Meet Sharmarke Dubow in our #ImmigrantStories series, aimed at informing and inspiring immigrants to arrive, settle and succeed in Canada.

Sharmarke was eight years old when his mother put him and his sister on a boat fleeing strife in Somalia. They crossed the Indian Ocean by moonlight and landed at Mombasa, Kenya, where he lived in a tent and camp for five years with hundreds of others. Now he’s the city councilor in British Columbia, Canada.

“When I became a Canadian citizen, I felt I have a home, I have rights and responsibilities, It was all about me having a second chance at life, belonging to a country and being a proud Canadian. Canada gave me a safe home after 20 years of being homeless. We have a system that works, that will protect my rights regardless of my sexuality, my race, my background, and I am able to sleep and not worry about bullets coming through my wall.”

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Job Vacancies Increase in every Canadian province, led by Quebec, Ontario & British Columbia

Canadian businesses are having a historically hard time finding employees, and the good news for workers is that pay is likely headed up.

Canada had over 397,400 jobs sitting unfilled for four months or longer during 2018. The vast majority of those jobs — more than 326,000, or 82 per cent — were located in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. (The three provinces have about 76 per cent of Canada’s population.)

Statistics Canada says job vacancies in B.C. increased in 19 of 20 industrial sectors in the province, with vacancies concentrated in the province’s Lower Mainland-Southwest economic region, which includes Vancouver. Sales and service occupations, trades and equipment operators posted the largest increase in vacancies.

The Statistics Canada report showed job vacancies have increased year-on-year in each of the last eight quarters.

British Columbia, Ontario Immigration Job Vacancy

In the third and fourth quarter, the number of job vacancies was up in 7 of the 10 broad occupational categories on a year-over-year basis, led by trades, transport and equipment operators, and sales and service occupations. These occupational groups were also the two largest broad occupational categories in terms of vacancies. Over the same period, job vacancies in management occupations declined while they were little changed in business, finance and administration occupations and occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport.

History of Canadian Immigration

Canada has a colourful immigration history starting from the very first settlers from France and England. The country has been shaped by the contributions of many men and women who have traveled across the miles to settle in Canada, making it known as a “land of immigrants”. The history of immigration to Canada extends back thousands of years. With various possible models of migration to the New World to modern-day Canada, the Inuit are believed to have arrived entirely separately from other indigenous peoples around 1200 CE. Indigenous peoples contributed significantly to the culture and economy of the early European colonies and as such have played an important role in fostering a unique Canadian cultural identity

Immigrant Stories – Spotlight

Meet Indian-born Nazreena Anwar-Travas, in our #ImmigrantStories series, aimed at informing and inspiring immigrants to arrive, settle and succeed in Canada.

“Four-and-a-half years after arriving, as I took my oath of citizenship, I realized how quickly time had flown. From a nervous nail-biting immigrant, I had grown to be the person whom I was. From the very first job, to the first Tim Hortons coffee to the first snowfall … yes, everything had played an important role in shaping me as a person. My mind goes to one of my favorite quotations: “For everything you have missed; you have gained something else, and for everything you gain; you lose something else. It is about your outlook toward life; you can either regret or rejoice.

I choose to rejoice — because, somewhere in these six years in Canada, I have actually found my way home!

Canada breaks Express Entry invitation record

The Government of Canada has set a new Express Entry record for the most invitations issued in a single year.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) broke the record with a draw held December 19 that issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence.

The 3,900 ITAs brought the total number of invitations issued in 2018 to 89,800, which broke the previous record of 86,023 ITAs set in 2017.

Learn more about the #ExpressEntry program and find out if you are eligible.