With the election of a new government in Ottawa it is reasonable to expect that it will have an impact on the immigration process. The government recently announced in its first budget that:
- 25 million in 2016-17 will be dedicated "to support faster and more predictable processing times for family sponsorship" for family reunification.
- A three-year, $56 million commitment to finance the government's commitment for an increased number of permanent residents. This money would go towards "processing of new permanent residents and increased settlement programming."