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Applications: Processing Times and Immigration Priority

applications: Processing times are 12 months for those who filed an application prior to December 2016, while applications after that date take about 26 months, according to CTV. The Liberals had made family reunification programs an immigration priority upon coming to office in 2015 and have been gradually increasing the number of newcomers admitted in those programs since. Hussen says the backlog of applications now sits at 15,000, down from 75,000 in 2016. In 2018, admissions are projected to hit about 66,000. Hussen says the government understands how important it is to reunite couples and it also makes for a stronger country. ( As reported in the news.