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20190912 - Family Class Applications: Parents/Grandparents (expired)

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ICCRC - Approved for 2 CPD hours, expired 10 December 2021

LSBC - Approved for 2 CPD hours

For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta. 

N.B. The sponsorship program for parents and grandparents was delayed in 2020. It opened for Expressions of Interest in October 2020. Please check current information for current Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) requirements. Invitations were sent out to sponsors in January 2021 for the current round of this program. 


History of the program

General overview

Things we’re seeing

  • Refusals for health and income reasons
  • Multiple document requests

Processing times 

Clarity on income sources

  • Foreign income
  • Maternity leave benefits and similar
  • Salary, investments

Definition of dependants

ADR process

Jugpal and Motala decisions


Q & A


Manprit Aujla-Grewal RCIC

Manprit worked with IRCC (CIC at the time) during 2005 – 2006 at the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta. She also completed a term with IRCC at their Edmonton office assisting with landing interviews and managing inquiries from the general public.

Manprit accepted a position with the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program in 2006, starting as a Program Officer and progressing to Team Leader by the time she left in 2011. She also completed a 3-month term with the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program. Since 2011 she has been running her own practice, Canadian Immigration Connections, based in Edmonton. She has also worked part time with the University of Alberta – International Office as an Immigration Advisor.



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