Justin Trudeau made an promise Friday in Brampton, highlighting a package of policies that he hopes will make his Liberal Party more attractive to immigrant voters in this federal election.
Trudeau said the Liberals would double the family reunification limit, allowing more people to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada. The limit was reduced to 5,000 by the current federal government in 2014, so this would raise that number to 10,000.
He’s also promised to spend millions of dollars to double staff so that the backlog on these applications can be eliminated.
If you want to bring your spouse to Canada, they will be granted immediate permanent residency, instead of having to endure a two-year waiting period.
Have a family member already in Canada? That will make it much easier for you to gain entry into our great country.
Trudeau and company want to make family reunification easier and faster. Right now, most applicants can expect a wait of a least five years or more.
Do you think Trudeau has the right idea on this issue? Does the country benefit from allowing immigrants to bring their extended family into the country, family members who are either elderly or lacking specialized skills?
What if an immigrant, who has worked hard to create a business that provides employment and pays taxes, wants to bring their parents to Canada? Don’t they deserve to do just that after everything they’ve provided for the country?