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Late last year, the Canadian Government put the sponsorship of parents and grandparents on hold due to a backlog of applications. Instead, they introduced the Super Visa, which is a 10-year, multiple-entry visa for temporary visits.
The program is currently under review as Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney launched national consultations on the subject.
According to this article in the Toronto Star, the government is currently considering several new restrictions when the program returns, including:
According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the reason for the stoppage in accepting applications for sponsoring parents and grandparents was a backlog, and the program will return once a solution to the backlog will be found. But the above options that the government is considering are extremely restrictive towards sponsoring parents and grandparents as a whole.
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