Changes to Parental Sponsorship and Super Visa

Changes to Parental Sponsorship and Super Visa

Changes to Parental sponsorship and super visa emphasis on family reunification within its immigration system, aiming to assist Canadian citizens and permanent residents in bringing their loved ones to join them in Canada.

A pivotal component of this effort is the Parents and Grandparents Program, which continues to thrive. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have revealed their plans for a substantial intake of sponsorship applications in 2023, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to reuniting families.

With the process set to begin on October 10th, IRCC will embark on the process of extending invitations to apply to approximately 24,200 potential sponsors who have expressed their interest. The primary objective is to receive and process up to 15,000 complete applications from these invitations.


Streamlining the Process

Acknowledging the backlog of forms from 2020, IRCC has decided to adopt a novel approach. Instead of initiating a new interest-to-sponsor form, the organization will send invitations to apply to randomly selected potential sponsors from the existing pool. This strategic shift aligns with the procedures followed in both 2021 and 2022.

For those who submitted an interest-to-sponsor form in 2020 but did not receive an invitation to apply in either of the past two years, there’s good news. IRCC strongly encourages you to check the email account you provided back in 2020 when you initially submitted your interest-to-sponsor form.

If you find that you’re eligible for the Parents and Grandparents Program but haven’t received an invitation, our dedicated team of immigration experts can provide personalized guidance and support to help you through the application process. Our experienced professionals are well-versed in the latest immigration policies and can work with you to ensure your application is complete and stands the best chance of success.


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Efficiency Through Technology

Applicants invited to participate in the 2023 intake can continue to leverage the convenience of electronic submissions. IRCC will maintain the use of the Permanent Residence Portal or the Representative Permanent Residence Portal, enabling sponsors to submit their applications seamlessly online. This underscores the government’s commitment to modernizing Canada’s immigration system, streamlining the process, and enhancing accessibility.


A Focus on Family Reunification

IRCC’s efforts are part of a broader strategy outlined in its Immigration Levels Plan. This plan serves as a compass for guiding operations and setting objectives for welcoming newcomers to Canada. In 2022, IRCC extended invitations to 23,100 potential sponsors to apply for sponsoring their parents and grandparents, with a target of receiving 15,000 complete applications.

In 2023, Canada’s newcomer target stands at an impressive 465,000 new permanent residents, with the specific goal of welcoming 28,500 parents and grandparents. Looking ahead, by 2025, Canada’s newcomer target will reach 500,000, with an anticipated 36,000 parents and grandparents joining their families in Canada.

These updates signify Canada’s commitment to family reunification and its mission to foster diverse and vibrant communities through responsible immigration practices. The PGP’s expansion and streamlined processes are poised to make the dream of reuniting with loved ones in Canada a reality for many. Stay tuned for further developments, and don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting opportunity.

Super Visa: Unlocking Long-Lasting Family Bonds in Canada

If you’re eagerly awaiting your turn for parental sponsorship, consider bridging the gap by bringing your parents to Canada through the Super Visa application in the interim.

1. Super Visa Application Process

To initiate this journey, you’ll need to ensure you have crucial documents in place, including the Notice of Assessment outlining the necessary Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) requirements. Additionally, obtaining comprehensive medical insurance, a birth certificate, and financial documents are essential steps to meet the application criteria.

2. Essential Documents: A Roadmap to Success

To ensure a successful Super Visa application, here are the key documents you should focus on:

  • Notice of Assessment Outlining LICO Requirements: This document is crucial, showcasing your financial ability to support your family members during their stay in Canada.
  • Medical Insurance: Providing comprehensive health coverage for your loved ones is a prerequisite. We’ll guide you on securing the right medical insurance that meets the Super Visa requirements.
  • Birth Certificate: Authentic and updated birth certificates for the family members applying for the Super Visa are essential. We’ll assist in ensuring these documents are in order.
  • Financial Documents: A thorough presentation of your financial stability is vital. We’ll help you compile the necessary financial documents to strengthen your application.

In the heart of every family lies a profound desire to be together, to celebrate life’s milestones, and to create enduring memories. For parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, the Super Visa, introduced on December 1, 2011, is the key to realizing these cherished aspirations. This invaluable visa option has consistently held its position as the preferred choice for those seeking to reunite with their loved ones in the breathtaking landscapes of Canada.

With a Super Visa, applicants can enjoy extended stays in Canada, with the flexibility to remain for up to two years without the need for frequent visa renewals. This convenience makes it an attractive and long-term solution for individuals seeking quality time with their family members in Canada.


  • Key Advantages of the Super Visa

One of the primary advantages of the Super Visa is its impressive validity, spanning up to 10 years. This means that visa holders can make multiple visits to Canada within this timeframe, eliminating the need for repeated visa applications. Moreover, the Super Visa caters to those who desire prolonged stays in Canada but do not wish to pursue permanent residency.

  1. Extended Stay Duration: The Super Visa provides a significant advantage with its extended stay duration. Unlike traditional visitor visas, which often have shorter validity periods, the Super Visa allows parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to two years without the need for renewal.
  2. Multiple Entries: Another key advantage is the provision for multiple entries during the validity period. Super Visa holders can travel in and out of Canada as many times as they wish, providing flexibility for family visits and ensuring a seamless connection with loved ones.
  3. Family Reunification: The Super Visa program is specifically designed to facilitate family reunification by allowing parents and grandparents to spend extended periods with their children and grandchildren in Canada. This contributes to stronger family bonds and shared experiences.

How Akrami & Associates Immigration Law Firm can assist you with the Super Visa and Parental Sponsorship

At Akrami & Associates Immigration Law Firm, we understand the significance of family reunification and the unique challenges associated with Super Visa and Parental Sponsorship applications. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to guiding you through the entire process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience. From providing detailed information on eligibility criteria to assisting with the compilation of essential documents, we offer personalized support tailored to your specific needs. Our expertise extends to addressing any concerns or queries you may have, making the application process efficient and effective. Trust Akrami & Associates to be your reliable partner in navigating the complexities of Super Visa and Parental Sponsorship, ensuring that you and your loved ones can create cherished moments together in Canada. Always a way with Akrami & Associates!

The Super Visa is your key to creating long-lasting family bonds in Canada, and Akrami & Associates is here to make that journey as smooth as possible. Contact us today to begin your Super Visa application process and reunite with your loved ones in Canada.

Don’t let missed opportunities hold you back from reuniting with your loved ones in Canada; reach out to us today, and let’s make your family reunion a reality!

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