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Canadian Initiatives To Improve Family Reunification Of Protected Persons

Canadian Initiatives To Improve Family Reunification Of Protected Persons
The Canadian Government is introducing an easy process to benefit foreign nationals having the status of the protected person and their family members residing abroad for applying to get permanent residence

Measure Showing Compassion

The definition of a protected person is such an individual in the opinion of IRCC having the believable reason for persecution in the original country owing to religion, race, nationality, or being a member of a social group, or having a political opinion.

Frequently these protected persons support dependent family members living abroad in unstable situations. IRCC states that it is difficult for immigration officials to contact the family members in the PR application process.

This factor is addressed by IRCC through the two new initiatives:

There will be a centralized process for intake allowing the protected persons having the dependent family members overseas for submitting the applications for permanent residence for self and family members at the same time in a single place, at the Case Processing Centre for IRCC in Mississauga.

A Streamlined Process

Also there will be a one-year Concurrent Processing Pilot (Centralized) to process the PR applications of protected person As well as their foreign dependent family members simultaneously. This process will permit the protected person staying in Canada in communication with IRCC in support of the family members.

Family members have to reside in a nation in the jurisdiction areas for the migration office that is participating in this pilot:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Lima, Peru
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • London, England
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil

The persons who submitted the PR application on December 4, 2019, and in case, their family members belong to the participating regions, will receive the communication, regarding their eligibility in the pilot.


Also, the Applicants have to meet requirements of eligibility and admissibility, medical screening, security/criminal checks for qualifying. All the interested persons can obtain the detailed information regarding the Alberta Express Entry Stream, from Career Overseas that has a track record of presenting it to the patrons.

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