The permit is, however, only available for foreign individuals who lack permanent residency documents as well as those having dependent status on aggressive spouses or partners. The new measure will guarantee all dependent members of an abusive partner or spouse is protected while maintaining the immigration status of abused individuals.

Measures to Sponsor Family Members Initially Undeclared

As from September 9, 2019, selected newcomers to Canada with undeclared immediate family members will begin sponsoring them in the future. The pilot project will take two years benefiting qualified people who comprise of resettled refugees and sponsored spouses, dependent children and partners. Initially, all immigrants applying for Canada residence were required to declare all immediate family members, failure to which resulted in a ban in sponsorship of undeclared members.

As such, the process will hinder critical applications to migrate to Canada through the initial family member. Similarly, the measure will favor those whose applications are in the process of approval, providing an opportunity to sponsor other family members in the future. As such, all approved applications will allow immediate family members to get sponsorship thus giving them a chance to visit and explore Canada.

According to IRCC statement, the federal government of Canada remains committed to protecting all vulnerable immigrants, immigrant candidates, and foreign workers. It aims at defending against abusive work situations, violent family cases, and on instances of reuniting undeclared immediate family members. Immigration Minister also stated that the government aims at providing protective measures to all immigrants hence eliminating fears of losing their status and mistreatment at working areas.

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