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Super Visa Program

Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents have another option to bring a parent or grandparent to Canada.

The Super Visa Program allows parents and grandparents to come to Canada as long-term visitors on a multi-entry visa that remains valid for up to 10 years. Unlike standard visitor visas, a Super Visa allows visa holders to stay in Canada for up to two years on initial entry to Canada.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Provide a written commitment of financial support from their child or grandchild in Canada;
  • Show that the sponsor in Canada meets minimum income requirements;
  • Prove they have purchased Canadian health insurance for at least one year; and
  • Complete an immigration medical examination.

Depending on their nationality, parents/grandparents may require a Temporary Resident Visa in addition to the Super Visa.

The sponsor and the sponsor's co-signer, if applicable, are required to sign a sponsorship undertaking with the Government of Canada in which they promise to provide for the essential needs of the sponsored person(s) for 20 years from when they arrive to Canada.

In order to help you meet the Minimum Income Requirement, your co-signer can be your spouse or common-law partner. Your co-signer must provide proof of income for the last 3 taxation years before the date of your application. They must also meet the same eligibility requirements as you and must agree to adhere to the 20-year sponsorship undertaking period (the undertaking period is 10 years in Quebec).

The exact number for the targets for Parents and Grandparents sponsorships are 28,500 for 2023, 34,000 for 2024, and 36,000 for 2025. These are larger numbers than in previous years.

If you have any questions, you can book consultation to speak with immigration consultant.

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