Strengthening Family Reunification and Reducing Processing Times

We have worked hard to reverse damaging Conservative policies that led to delays and deep cuts to immigration levels. We know immigration is important for economic growth and have worked to increase immigration levels,reduce wait times, and build a fairer system. Many people leave their families behind to build a better future in Canada, in hopes that they can be re-united in Canada. But the wait is difficult and COVID-19 has caused further delays.

A re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Reduce processing times that have been impacted by COVID-19 to under 12 months.
  • Introduce electronic applications for family reunification.
  • Implement a program to issue visas to spouses and children abroad while they wait for the processing of their permanent residency application, so that families can be together sooner.