COVID-19 has created uncertainty for Canadians who are sponsoring spouses for permanent residence. Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is announcing action to speed up spousal application processing and help families build their lives together in Canada.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has increased the number of decision-makers on spousal applications in Canada by 66% to process spousal applications more quickly and reduce couples’ wait times.
IRCC aims to accelerate, prioritize and finalize approximately 6,000 spousal applications each month from October until December 2020. Combined with processing to date, this rate will lead to about 49,000 decisions by the end of this year.
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