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Canada Super Visa to Soon Allow 5-Year Stay Per Entry | Effective July 4, 2022

Published on : June 8, 2022


Canada will soon be increasing the length of stay for the Super Visa for parents and grandparents of Canadian permanent residents and the citizens of Canada. Each year, around 17,000 Super Visas are issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

As per an official News Release dated June 7, 2022, Canada will soon be enhancing the Canadian Super Visa program for reuniting families “more easily and for longer”. 

What are the changes in Canada Super Visa in 2022?

Effective July 4, 2022, the changes recently announced in the Canada Super Visa will make it easier for Canadians - citizens and permanent residents - to reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada. Super Visa holders will be able to stay in Canada for a longer time per visit. 

With the coming into force of the changes, international medical insurance companies can be designated by IRCC to provide coverage for Canada Super Visa applicants. 

Canada Super Visa 

What is Canada Super Visa?

Also referred to as the “Parent and Grandparent Super Visa”, the Super Visa lets you visit your children or grandchildren in Canada that can be - 

A multi-entry visa permitting you to enter Canada multiple times within a period of up to 10 years. 

Who can apply?

To be eligible, you will have to be either the - 

  • Parent, or
  • Grandparent

of a Canadian (PR or citizen). 

What is the fee for Canada Super Visa?

From CAD 100. 

What are the changes in the Canada Super Visa in 2022?

Effective July 4, 2022, the following will be applicable - 

  • 5 years per entry. Up to 2 years extension of stay by Super Visa holders while in Canada. 
  • International medical insurance companies can be designated by IRCC to provide coverage to Super Visa applicants. 

As of now, a stay of 2 years per entry is allowed and only Canadian insurance providers can give medical coverage. 

How is a Canada Super visa better than a multiple-entry Canada visitor visa? 

You can stay longer in Canada on a Canada Super Visa. With the upcoming changes, you can stay in Canada for up to 5 years per entry within a 10 year period. 

The length of stay on a multiple-entry visitor visa is usually 6 months or less. 


By making the Canada Super Visa more accessible, Canada continues to uphold the commitment to keeping families together. The Government of Canada continues to prioritize family reunification as Canada works towards recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Minister of Public Safety Marco E. L. Mendicino, “Reuniting families is a priority for our Government and contributes to our success and strength as a country—particularly, as we work to recover from the pandemic and reconnect with our loved ones.”

By prioritizing daily reunification, Canada aims to attract, retain, as well as integrate immigrants that can make a contribution to the success of the country. The 2021 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration contains in a message by Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser, “We have long recognized that immigration provides essential contributions to Canada’s culture, economy, and population growth”.

Topics: Migrate




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