Imagine living oceans away from a cherished family member.

The Conservatives’ radical overhaul of Canadian immigration makes it harder than ever for families to reunite here on Canadian soil.

Wait times are already as long as nine years. And now they’ve imposed a two-year freeze on sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

New Democrats are fighting to make family reunification a top priority for immigration.

That’ll strengthen our communities and our economy too—by making Canada a more welcoming place for skilled immigrants from around the world.

Sign the petition

We the undersigned recognize the following:

  • The Conservative government’s radical overhaul of Canadian immigration is turning Canada into a less welcoming country.
  • These changes weaken our communities by limiting possibilities for families to reunite in Canada with overseas spouses, children, parents and grandparents.
  • Families seeking to reunite on Canadian soil face unacceptable barriers and wait times as long as nine years.
  • This government’s misguided response to growing backlogs has been to impose a two-year freeze on reunification applications for parents and grandparents. 

Therefore, we call on the Government of Canada to make reuniting families a central priority in Canadian immigration.

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