Immigration wait times – some dependent children kept waiting

A Feb 10/08 Canadian Press story reports on liberal MP Jim Karygiannis‘ accusation that wait times to enter Canada for some immigrants are longer than for other immigrants, quoting the story, “depending on where they’re from and what immigration category they fall under”.

“A dependent child whose file is dealt with by Canadian officials in Beijing, Seoul or Ankara, for instance, has an 80 per cent chance of being processed within four months. But a child’s average wait time is 13 months in Singapore, 19 months in Guatemala and 34 months in Cairo”.

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