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Immigration Officials: Cbc News and Family Reunification

immigration officials: Immigration officials also have made a significant dent in what had become a vast backlog of files, bringing it from roughly 75,000 files down to about 15,000 in just over a year, according to CBC. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told CBC News it was the humane thing to do. The average wait is now one year in about 80 per cent of cases, down from the previous two-year wait, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. We wanted to make sure families were not unnecessarily kept apart and family reunification is a very key priority for our government, he said in an interview. Foreign spouses hit snags Liberals to scrap policy that rejects sick immigrants Canada to welcome 1 million immigrants over 3 years Hussen said the results were achieved by deploying a tiger team of staff to tackle the backlog, and by simplifying the application process to avoid delays and duplication. And that is why spousal sponsorship was, is and will continue to be a key part of our immigration system. ( As reported in the news.