Increasing Number of Families Reunited in 2012
In 2012, there was a 15% increase in immigration under the family class. In 2012, Canada admitted 65,000 permanent residents in the family class, an increase of 15% since 2011.This includes a 60% increase in the number of parents and grandparents admitted to Canada. These numbers do not include family members that immigrate to Canada under other immigration streams, including the Federal Skilled Worker and Provincial Nominee Programs.
The Super Visa has provided flexibility for parents and grandparents who want to be reunited with their families quickly. An average of 1,000 Super Visas have been issued each month and the approval rate is very high at nearly 90%.
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