Orphaned Children Stuck in Immigration Limbo for 2 years

Children becoming suddenly orphaned is an epic tragedy all on its own. But, can you imaging those children having to wait alone in their home country for 2+ years in immigration limbo while IRCC processes their application to Canada? That is the very tragedy faced by two young children from Cameroon who have been adopted by their Canadian aunt, whose sponsorship of them has languished for the last two years at the visa office in Senegal.

Read their full story and hear from our own Peter Wong on the reasons why such delays happen - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/orphaned-african-children-caroline-ijang-cameroon-1.3597689

CIC Processing Times

As of today, CIC has updated its application processing times. Unfortunately, the new system lumps together many different types of applications, which does not provide any accurate information about how much time your application will actually take. For example, all 'outside Canada" sponsorships of spouses is lumped into one time estimate, regardless of which visa office is processing the application. Historically, there has been a great variance in processing times from one visa office to another. The "real-life" impact of this will be to allow the Call Centre to refuse to answer any questions on the status of an application if this minimum has not passed.

Here is the link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp