January 10, 2023
We sometimes receive inquiries from our clients who have immigrated to Canada. They want to know how to invite their parents to come and live with them or the parents themselves want to live with their children in Canada.
There are “Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP)” and “Super Visa” if you want to invite your parents or grandparents for their longer stay.
Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Let’s look at each in comparison.
Under Parents and Grandparents Program, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada. Parents and grandparents can have a Canadian permanent residency.
Super Visa allows Canadian permanent residents/Canadian citizens to apply for a visitor record for their parents or grandparents that is valid for 10 years. They can visit Canada as often as they like during the 10-year period, and can stay in Canada for up to 5 years at each entry to Canada.
While a regular Visitor Record must be renewed every six months, the Super Visa gives you up to five years at the airport once approved. It can be renewed for two years during your stay in Canada, so the parents or grandparents can stay for a maximum of seven years continuously!
In addition, the number of PR sponsors for PGP is limited and competitive, but the Super Visa can be used as a bridge until a PR sponsor becomes available.
The downside of the Super Visa is that you have to have a medical insurance and they can’t work. However, Super Visa is an excellent alternative to the PGP, and allow parents or grandparents stay with you for a long time.
If you would like to discuss more detail, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
[by Kazue Maruyama, YuPass Assistant]
Yumi Ueda, LLB 【Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant】
埼玉県出身。法学部卒業。2003年カナダに移住。ブリティッシュコロンビア大学（UBC）移民法プログラム修了。カナダの様々な移民コンサルタント・弁護士事務所にて勤務。2007年より、大手法律事務所・Davis LLP(2015年よりDLA Piper LLPに統合）に勤務。2009年、カナダ政府公認移民コンサルンタントの国家試験に合格。2016年に移民コンサルタント事務所、YuPass Canada Immigration Inc.を設立。これまでに個人・企業を含め、世界28か国1,000人以上のビザ取得をサポート。Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants会員。
Originally from Saitama, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2003. Graduated from the Immigration Practitioner program at University of British Columbia in 2005. Worked at an immigration division of Davis LLP (integrated to the world’s largest law firm DLA Piper) from 2007 to 2016. In 2009, passed the national exam of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Established YuPass Canada Immigration Inc. in 2016. Has experience with assisting over 1,000 customers from 28 countries. Member of Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants.