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Permanent Residence Pathway for Colombian, Haitian and Venezuelan Nationals with Family in Canada

Posted by AKM Law on 1 December 2023
Permanent Residence Pathway for Colombian, Haitian and Venezuelan Nationals with Family in Canada

On November 17, 2023,  Canada introduced an humanitarian pathway for Colombian, Haitian and Venezuelan citizens to gain permanent residency. In order to be eligible, the applicant must:

·        Be a Colombian, Haitian, or Venezuelan national

·        Be located in Mexico, Central or South America, or the Caribbean

·        Be a spouse, common law partner, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent or a sibling of a Canada citizen or permanent resident who is willing and eligible to support the application as an ‘anchor’

·        Plan to live outside Quebec

·        Have a valid passport or eligible travel or identity document.

Dependents (children under 22, spouse or common law partner) may also be included in the application.

Canadians or permanent residents acting as an ‘anchor’ on the application, must meet the following requirements:

·        Be 18 years of age or older

·        Reside in Canada, outside of the province of Quebec

·        Not be subject to a removal order

·        Not be detained in any penitentiary, jail, reformatory or prison

·        Not have been convicted in Canada of the offence of murder or an offence set out in Schedule I or II of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, or outside Canada for an equivalent offence, regardless of whether it was prosecuted by indictment, if a period of five years has not elapsed since the completion of your sentence

·        Not be in default of any sponsorship undertaking or any support payment obligations ordered by or registered with a court

·        Not be in default in respect of the repayment of any debt referred to in subsection 145(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act payable to His Majesty in right of Canada

·        Not be an undischarged bankrupt under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

·        Not be in receipt of social assistance for a reason other than disability

·        Have not accepted, and understand you are not to accept, any financial compensation from the foreign national and their accompanying family members

Additionally, the anchor will be responsible for helping the applicant get settled into Canada by providing welcome and basic needs and assisting them with accessing important services for one year.

If you wish to explore permanent residency or to support a family member through this pathway, please contact our office for more information.

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