Changes to Canada’s ‘Super Visa’ Program to Benefit Parents and Grandparents

Changes to Canada’s ‘Super Visa’ Program to Benefit Parents and Grandparents

While the entire world is recovering from the pandemic, the Government of Canada is working to reunite family members through some beneficial changes to the Super Visa program.

Recently, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship has announced enhancements to Canada’s Super Visa program. The changes have been made to prioritize family reunification as immigrants can continue working towards the success of Canada. What are those changes and who will benefit the most, check out this blog to know more.

Changes to Canada’s ‘Super Visa’ Program 

The enhancements to the Super Visa program will now allow family members to reunite for longer in Canada.

Starting July 4, 2022, parents and grandparents of immigrants can stay for longer durations. This visa holders will be able to stay up to five years, up from the current allowable stay of two years per entry.

Visa holders will also have the option to extend their stay by up to two years at a time while in Canada.

What is the Super Visa Program?

This program started in 2011, allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come and live with them in Canada. Until now, this program allowed parents and grandparents to remain in Canada for only two years at a time. These latest enhancements will make it easier for Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada and stay with them for a longer period of time.

Who Can Apply for a Super Visa?

This visa is for people who want to meet and stay with their children or grandchildren living in Canada. To be eligible for the Super Visa, applicants must be the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. To apply for the Super Visa, you need to prepare certain documents, including:

  • a letter of invitation from your child or grandchild who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada 
  • proof that your child or grandchild’s household meets the minimum necessary income
  • proof of payment for medical insurance from a Canadian insurance company
  • a document confirming that you had an immigration medical exam

There is a minimum income requirement for the child/grandchild of the applicant. The child/grandchild of the applicant must meet the low-income cut-off (LICO).

Size of Family

Minimum Income Required (CAD)

1 person (the sponsor)

$ 24,949

2 people

$ 31,061

3 people

$ 38,185

4 people

$ 46,362

5 people

$ 52,583

6 people

$ 59,304

7 people

$ 66,027

If 7 or more people, then for each additional person add

$ 6723

Why Seek Professional Immigration Help?

The Super Visa application process can be very complex, time-consuming, and difficult. It’s crucial you get professional help from immigration service providers. The last thing you want is to get your application rejected after months of waiting! An immigration specialist can assist you with the documentation and provide expert guidance, dedicated support, and qualified advice.

Interested in a Canadian Super Visa?

Contact Dastur Immigration. We have years of experience in processing Canadian visas and applications. We have helped thousands and thousands of people immigrate to Canada, and we are certain we can help you too!

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