Parents And Grandparents
As an alternative to sponsorship of a parent/grandparent, the Government of Canada offers the "Parent and Grandparent Super Visa," which will be valid for up to ten (10) years. The multiple-entry visa will allow an applicant in Canada for up to sixty (60) months, or five (5) years at a time without the need for renewal of their status. Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) use to be able to issue the visas, on average, within eight (8) weeks of the application however after covid this varies significantly and at the moment it can take upwards of 6 to 8 months for any decision. This means that instead of waiting for eight (8) years, a parent or a grandparent can come to Canada within eight (8) months. Parent and Grandparent Super Visa applicants will be required to obtain private Canadian health-care insurance, which tends to be costly, for their stay in Canada. However, it does allow for family members to be together until they are selected for the PGP sponsorhip program.
You can apply for a Work Permit as you enter Canada, but only if you meet the following requirements: