I have many complaints about Canada's immigration system.
Some are fundamental, such as how family reunification no longer seems important to our governing politicians. As an adoptive parent and former foster parent, I know how long periods of separation can affect attachments between parents and children. For example, lost years of attachment can affect children's abilities to make friends, their schooling, and of course, their abilities to rebuild relationships with their parents from whom they were separated for so long.
Other complaints are about minor issues, annoyances really. Although annoying enough to drive people to my office because they've thrown up their hands in frustration trying to figure out how to fill out immigration forms and determine what documents they need to submit. How many other prospective applicants to Canada give up entirely, just because the application process is so cumbersome?
I've selected five complaints which fall somewhere between these two extremes.