Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced enhancements to Canada’s super visa program. 

Starting in July 4, 2022, these changes will increase the length of stay for super visa holders to five years per entry into Canada, with an ability to extend their stay in two year increments while in Canada.

Another change to the program is that international medical insurance companies will be allowed to offer the required medical coverage. 

Currently, only insurance companies established in Canada can provide the required medical coverage for a super visa applicant. Information about any designated medical insurance companies located outside of Canada will be communicated on IRCC’s website in the near future.

The super visa is a multiple visa valid for up to ten years and is the preferred option for parents to spend considerable time in Canada for individuals who do not want to immigrate to Canada or who are waiting for their parental sponsorship applications to finalize. These changes offer small but important tweaks to the program.

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