After almost two years of the pandemic, the Canadian government and its immigration department have made some changes to its visa policy.
Super Visa Reform
Further, the Canadian government resumed its Express Entry draws on 6 July.
In the same regdar, Canada’s Immigration minister Sean Fraser announced, “Starting July 6th, 2022, qualified candidates will be invited to apply for permanent residency from the following programs: 1.Federal Skilled Worker program 2.Federal Skilled Trades program 3.Canadian Experience Class,”.
A number of reforms were also enacted by the North American country under the Super Visa on 4 July.
As part of this reform, permanent residents and Canadian citizens can bring their parents and grandparents to the world’s second-largest country.
These changes have come into effect already.
These changes allow parents and grandparents to live in Canada for five consecutive years without renewing their visa and they are already in effect.
Further, this Super Visa will allow multi-entry for a visitor is valid for a period of ten years.
It appears that the Canadian government enforced major reforms to this Visa, bringing good news to the recipients of the same.
What Is Changed Under This Reform?
- Under this, the stay period under the Super Visa has been increased to five years per entry to Canada.
- People with a Super Visa have the option to request to extend their stay by up to two years while in Canada.
- In simple words, the current Super Visa holders will now be able to stay in Canada for up to seven consecutive years.
- In the future, Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser will have the authority to designate international medical insurance companies to cover Super Visa applicants.
Until now, only Canadian insurance providers could provide the medical coverage required by Super Visa applications.
Now that this reform has taken effect, Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser will have this authority.
The Super Visa has lucrative and assured benefits for those living away from their parents and seeking asylum for the elderly under this reform.
On top of that, this Super Visa is not lottery based, so guarantees certainty.
Basically, this Visa is granted as an alternative to the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP), which offers permanent residence to its applicants.
As a result of the benefits offered by the PGP program, it is in high demand among residents.
Consequently, the demand for sponsorships exceeds the number of spots available.