The Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadians to come to Canada. Initially, they can come for up to two years without having to renew their status, and can enter multiple times over a 10 year period.
This visa is available all year, and is an alternative to the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) for those seeing to reunite with their parents and grandparents temporarily. Since the PGP has high demand and limited space, the Super Visa offers more certainty of family reunification. It is especially useful for citizens of countries that need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to travel to Canada, as it means they do not have to constantly re-apply for a visitor’s visa.
Immigration officers ultimately want to ensure that you will leave by choice at the end of your stay. To assess this, they may also look at other aspects of your life such as the purpose of your visit, your finances, as well as any instability in your home country. Notably, you cannot include any dependents on a super visa application.