Canadian citizens and permanent residents are able to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada for extended periods of time through Canada’s Super Visa program. Canada’s Super Visa is a multiple-entry visa that is valid for up to 10 years. It allows parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for 2 years at a time.
Today, IRCC announced enhancements to Canada’s Super Visa program. These changes will make it easier for Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada and allow Super Visa holders to stay longer.
These changes, which will take effect on July 4, 2022, will
- Increase the length of stay for super visa holders to 5 years per entry into Canada
- Super visa holders also have the option to request to extend their stay while in Canada for up to 2 years at the time.
- Allow the Minister of IRCC to designate international medical insurance companies to provide coverage to Super Visa applicants in the future
- Currently, only Canadian insurance providers can provide the necessary medical insurance coverage required for Super Visa applicants. Information on any designated health insurance companies located outside of Canada will be communicated on the IRCC’s website at a later date.
source：IRCC news release