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How long does it usually take for dependents to be able to join when applying for Canada's residency by investment programs?

I'm from India and my family includes two young children and my spouse. I've heard the pandemic has caused several delays in the Canadian immigration process, splitting families apart for long periods of time. If I apply for residency via investment, how soon can I expect my family to join me?

  • JTH Lawyers Inc.
    June 15, 2021

    When applying under an investment program in Canada, the application includes the principal applicant, spouse, and children below the age of 22. Everybody applies at the same time in one single application, so families are not separated. Pandemic has slowed down the processing times of applications because immigration officers have been working from home. So, if one family member would be in Canada while the rest is abroad, in such cases then yes, the time apart would be longer than usual.

  • Favreau Law Firm
    June 15, 2021

    All categories have been affected by COVID processing except the one inside Canada already. However, the situation might change very fast.