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e-2390 (Citizenship and immigration)

Initiated by Fakir Mohamad Nan from Pickering, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Canada is a country that embraces every individual and their values regardless of their creed, age, sex, and ethnicity;
  • Canada has been embracing asylum seekers, students and foreign workers through the Provincial Nominee Program;
  • For residents of Canada, whose family member(s) are living in another country, it is very difficult for those Canadians to focus on their career, wealth and health;
  • They send a portion of their income out of Canada to support their family members overseas;
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) currently allows spouse and parents to be sponsored under the family sponsorship program and it should also allow for sibling(s) and their dependent(s) under the same program;
  • This would not be a burden on the Canadian economy, since the sponsor would be financially responsible for the person being sponsored; and
  • In fact, this program will boost the Canadian economy as most sponsored individuals would bring their money to Canada from overseas and it will help entrepreneur and like mind individuals to immigrate to Canada, which in return will create employment.
We, the undersigned, citizens and permanent residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to enact a law to allow any permanent resident or citizen of Canada to sponsor their sibling(s), including their sibling dependent(s) under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) family class sponsorship program, regardless of the sponsored person’s age, education, health and income, as long as the sponsor person meets the set income guidelines, and has not been on any social assistance for the last 5 years and has lived in Canada for at least 5 years.
Open for signature
January 30, 2020, at 10:52 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 29, 2020, at 10:52 a.m. (EDT)
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Liberal Caucus
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