Kenney pushes success of Canada’s parent and grandparent supervisa

Published:  27 Mar at 6 PM
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According to Canada’s immigration minister Jason Kenney, the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa is growing in popularity.

Statistics suggest that more and more parents and grandparents are choosing to spend longer visits to their loved ones in Canada, with approval rates for applicants now at 86 per cent. At present, over 1,000 of the special visas are being issued every month.

The Super Visa is in essence a multi-entry 10-year visa, allowing parents and grandparents to remain in the country for stays of up to two years at a time. Visiting parents and grandparents can travel between the two countries without having to wait for separate visa approvals for each visit.

The application process is comparatively straightforward, and involves proof that the host grandchild or child has a minimum specified level of income. Applicants must show proof of purchase of a Canadian medical insurance plan, and must pass immigration’s medical examination.

Almost all applicants for the Super Visa go on to satisfy the standard admissibility criteria of language ability, clear police records in their home countries and other requirements. At the same time, the immigration office released figures stating that the backlog on certain types of visa was now reduced by 40 per cent from last year’s figure, giving applicants in other visa categories a better chance of a fast reply.
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