Canada Opens Pilot For Sponsorship of Undeclared Family Members

A new pilot program to allow certain candidates to sponsor undeclared immediate family members for Canada immigration opened on September 9, 2019.

It stems from a requirement for immigration candidates to declare all their family members on their application when applying to Canada – including those who are not accompanying them.
“For various reasons, including lack of awareness or lack of knowledge of a family member’s whereabouts in a conflict situation, many newcomers failed to declare some family members on their application,” said an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada statement.