Super visa program to be enhanced

9 Jun 22


The Canadian government has announced that it will enhance its super visa program to help parents and grandparents stay with their families for longer periods of time.

Key Points:

  • Beginning July 4, super visa holders can stay in Canada for five years per entry instead of two years per entry.
  • Canadian authorities will begin to allow international health insurance companies to provide health coverage to super visa applicants. Currently, super visa applicants must have proof of health coverage from a Canadian health insurance company. Information regarding international health insurance companies that are approved to provide health coverage will be published on this website.

Additional Information: The super visa is a multiple entry visa and holds validity for up to ten years. More information regarding eligibility requirements and application instructions for the super visa is available here.

BAL Analysis: The upcoming super visa enhancements will allow parents and grandparents to stay with their families for a longer duration for each time they enter Canada.

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