Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents intending to obtain temporary residence to visit their close relatives may apply for extended visitor visas known as Super Visas. The maximum validity date for the multiple entries Super Visa is ten years, or one month prior to the applicant’s passport’s expiry, whichever is earlier. Within that time, Super Visa holders can remain in Canada for periods of up to 2-years. In comparison, a regular visitor visa is usually valid for a maximum period of 6-months.

On January 4, 2016, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will begin receiving 10,000 sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents (PGP) of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Visa Type

  • For Parents And Grandparents
  • Multiple Entries Within Visa Validity Period
  • Valid Up To 10 Years (Same Validity Of The Passport Minus One Month)
  • Authorised Stays In Canada For Up To 2 Years

Required Documents:

  • Evidence of parent or grandparent relationship to the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A letter of invitation from child or grandchild which includes arrangements for care and support
  • Written Financial Agreement From The Child Or Grandchild
  • Proof Of Documents- Tax Assessment, Letter From Employer
  • Must have private medical insurance valid for 1 Year from a Canadian insurance company that:
  • Covers health care, hospitalization and repatriation
  • Provides minimum coverage of $100,000
  • Valid for each entry to Canada and be available for review by a port of entry officer
  • Medical Examination
  • Proof Of Documents- Tax Assessment, Letter From Employer
  • Visa Fee
  • Specific Forms

Proof of Funds

  • One Family Member- CA$ 23,861
  • Two Family Member- CA$ 29,706
  • Three Family Member- CA$ 36,520
  • Four Family Member- CA$ 44,340
  • Five Family Member- CA$ 50,290
  • Six Family Member- CA$ 56,718

**Parents/Grandparents Have To Count As Family Members And Add To The Total Family Members For Calculating Minimum Fund Requirement. Government benefits like child benefit, ODSP, OSAP or any other assistance will not count as family income.