Canadian citizens and permanent residents are allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents. But the process takes a long time. Therefore, the Canadian Government gave its citizens and permanent residents the choice to Sponsoring Parents & Grandparents under the Super visa program, which is a ten-year Visa with multiple entries. Every time they enter Canada, they can stay for 2 years and leave, then reenter for another 2 years until the expiration of the Super visa.
Sponsoring Other Relatives
Siblings, including half and step siblings, nephews, nieces, and grandchildren, may also be admitted as sponsored relatives if they meet all the following criteria (IRPR s 117 (1)(f):
- they are orphaned,
- they are not a spouse or common law partner, and
- they are under 18