Enhancements to the super visa program for parents and grandparents will help reunite families more easily and for longer

Date Announced:

June 7, 2022

Active Period:

Starting July 4, 2022


Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced enhancements to Canada’s super visa program. These enhancements will make it easier for Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada and will allow super visa holders to stay for a longer period of time. These changes will:
* increase the length of stay for super visa holders to 5 years per entry into Canada (people who have a super visa also have the option to request to extend their stay by up to 2 years at a time while in Canada).
* allow the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship 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 coverage that super visa applicants are required to have).

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Family class (reunification)


parents and grandparents; super visa

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