You may already be settled in Canada, or perhaps you are considering immigration to Canada, but do not want to leave your parents or grandparents.
Obtaining a Canadian PR status brings many benefits. Still, deep down in your heart, you always wish to reunite with your parents or grandparents in your country of origin.
The government of Canada understands the importance of being together with a family. You can make it possible through one of the key programs under family sponsorship, i.e. Parents and Grandparents Program.
The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program is ideal for Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents. In addition, the immigration program supports Canada’s family reunification policy. It helps immigrants reunite with their children and grandchildren living in Canada as permanent residents or citizens.
The sponsored parents and grandparents get access to all the benefits of being permanent residents of Canada, including the ability to live and work anywhere in Canada, access to universal health care facilities, and a right to apply for Canadian Citizenship upon meeting the residence requirements.
You can get a permanent residency in the country of Maple Leaf after a based online trip: Find below several key advantages of Canada’s permanent residence:
- Live, study or work anywhere in Canada.
- Apply for Canadian Citizenship after living in Canada for three years and meeting other requirements
- Sponsor eligible family members for Canadian PR
- Get free health care, school education, and other social benefits that a Canadian citizen receives.
- Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- To get a Canadian Permanent Resident visa, you must apply via the appropriate pathway, i.e. as a skilled worker, International student, etc. and follow the relevant Canada PR process.
And the best thing is that there are several ways to attract your parents or grandparents to Canada! Helping your family come to Canada is a program for sponsorship of parents and grandparents and super visa. However, there are two main differences between them: the processing time and the status of permanent residence in Canada.
Ready to find out which option is for you?
1. The Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program
-18 years or older
– Canadian citizen or permanent resident
-Living in Canada
-Meet income requirements
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Who is eligible to Apply?
In case, if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident over 18 and live in Canada, you can sponsor your parents, grandparents to join you in Canada. This means that they will receive a permanent place of residence and use all the advantages that you make, for example, free health care.
How much income do I need to be eligible to be a sponsor for my family in Canada?
The minimum necessary income for the sponsor of your family to come to you in Canada depends on how many people you will sponsor. You must make sure that you satisfy the requirements for income within three years of taxation until the date of submission is submitted.
For the 2022 process, Canada will invite 23,100 potential sponsors from the remaining pool of 155,313 potential sponsors who submitted an interest to sponsor form in 2020. This will help Canada reach IRCC’s goal of accepting up to 15,000 complete applications. IRCC will not open a new interest to sponsor in 2022.
The estimated time of processing applications for sponsoring your parents or grandparents to live with you in Canada is from about 20 to 24 months, so it is better to start the process as soon as possible.
Yes, once you apply through the family sponsorship program, your parents or grandparents can apply for permanent residence.
Make your dream come true and bring your parents or Grandparents to Canada!
2) Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
In case , if you are looking for faster processing times and a more temporary solution, then the Super visa may be your best option to bring your parents or grandparents to live with you in Canada. This allows your grandparents to visit you in Canada for up to 2 years, as often as you like, over 10 years.
For your parents or grandparents to qualify for a Super Visa, they will need to meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a parent or grandparent of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
- Have a letter from you inviting them to join you in Canada;
- Medical insurance valid for a year (from entry date) with at least $100,000 coverage + proof of payment;
- Apply from outside Canada;
- Be admissible to Canada;
- Immigration Medical Exams;
- Your grandchild or child will need to meet the minimum income requirement.
Income requirements depend on how many people you intend to invite to stay in Canada.
The estimated application processing times depend on where you are applying from and can take approximately 212 days or seven months.
No, this will allow you to start applying for permanent residence through the family sponsorship program while your parents or grandparents are living with you in Canada.
How Do I Apply?
Step 1. Check if you’re eligible.
Step 2. Gather all your supporting documents
Step 3. Submit an online application for faster processing times.
3)Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
One more way to invite your parents to Canada!
A temporary resident visa (TRV), sometimes known as a visiting visa, is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office and put in your passport to demonstrate that you have fulfilled the criteria for temporary resident entry to Canada.
To apply for a Canada Temporary Resident Visa, you must meet the following requirements:
- To apply for a primary visa, you must be 18 years old.
- Have a valid passport with at least one blank page.
- Translate and validate any papers that are not in English or French.
- Provide proof of a clean criminal background with court papers.
- Prepare to pay the required visa application and processing costs.
- Sign and date the required papers.
- Fill up and sign a VAC Consent Form.
- Present your current immigration status, either abroad or at home.
- Plan for your stay in Canada.
- Prepare to interview or provide biometric data.
- Prepare to take a medical exam if requested by the Canadian Consulate.
- Prove that your travel to Canada is temporary and that you will return home after that.
- Must show no intention to work or study in Canada.
In order to apply for a super visa, you must submit an application to a visa office and provide
- A letter of invitation written and signed by your child or grandchild promising financial support for the entire duration of your stay in Canada.
- The most recent copy of their federal income tax notice of assessment. If your child or grandchild does not have a paper copy of their notice of assessment, they can view (and print) their tax returns and other personal tax information using the Canada Revenue Agency’s My Account online service.
- The most recent copy of the child or grandchild’s T4 or T1.
- An original letter from a child’s or grandchild’s employer stating their title, job description and salary.
- The child or grandchild’s employment insurance payroll, including
- A letter from an accountant confirming annual income. If self-employed
- Proof of other sources of income (for example, pension statement, investments).
- Proof of Relationship to the Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident (such as birth certificates)
- Minimum $100,000 in health insurance
Which Immigration Program is Better: PGP, TRV, or Super Visa?
Each option is great for your parents or grandparents to enter Canada, but it’s based on how long you want them to remain in Canada. PGP for permanent residency, TRV for temporary visits, and Super Visa for long-term stays that last up to 2 years!
Whichever you choose will ultimately depend on how long you plan to have them with you after becoming a permanent resident in Canada.
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