Through this stream Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada can sponsor their close relatives and family members. The spirit of Canadian Immigration highly values unity of the family and offers a way of bringing families together.
Certain important requirements apply to both the sponsor and person being sponsored where one of the major requirements for the sponsor is to ensure that your sponsored family member is not seeking financial assistance from the government. Frequently this stream gets to fill its allowed quota very rapidly and may be closed for a certain period of time.
Super Visa is an additional option in re-uniting parents and grandparents with their children on a “longer temporary” basis. This visa is valid for up to 10 years and allows the holder to remain in Canada up to 2 years.