To help with family reunification, the Minister of Immigration Sean Fraser announced on June 7 that there will be some changes made to the current Super Visa Program for parents and grandparents.
Changes include increasing the visa holder’s stay from two consecutive years to five consecutive years, with an option to apply for an extension of up to two years afterwards. This puts the total possibility of consecutive years at 7. Visa holders will also be able to purchase private insurance from designated international medical insurance companies rather than buying insurance from a Canadian company. This should make purchasing medical insurance more affordable.
These changes will be applied starting July 4, 2022.