Canadian citizens and permanent residents may bring their parents and grandparents to Canada through one of two popular programs: Family Class sponsorship and/or the Super Visa program. commitment to reuniting the family in Canada. These changes will simplify and expedite the application process resulting in faster processing times. 10,000 applicants will be invited to apply in 2018. The new system is based on a lottery, where applicants indicate their interest to sponsor during a 30 day period. In 2018, this will be January 2nd to February 2nd. After this 30 day period, IRCC will choose 10,000 applicants at random and invite these individuals to apply to sponsor their parent(s) or grandparent(s). All candidates who are entered into the lottery will be notified whether or not they have been invited to apply (ITA). Candidates who are invited to apply, have 90 days to submit a complete application and all supporting documents. Super Visa Program The Super Visa Program allows parents and grandparents to come to Canada as long-term visitors. Successful applicants receive multiple-entry visitor visas that may last for up to 10 years. Unlike standard visitor visas, a Super Visa allows visa holders to stay in Canada for up to two years on initial entry to Canada. To be eligible for the Super Visa program, parents and grandparents must meet standard visitor visa requirements. In addition, they must: Provide a written commitment of financial support from their child or grandchild in Canada; Show that the sponsor in Canada meets minimum income requirements; Prove they have purchased Canadian health insurance for at least one year; and Complete an immigration medical examination. Depending on the nationality, parents/grandparents may require a Temporary Resident Visa in addition to the Super Visa.