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Super Visa Program
Canada's Super Visa is a popular option for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to visit Canada for an extended period of time.
The Super Visa allows eligible individuals to stay in Canada for up to five years at a time, without having to renew their status every six months.
So, If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, then you can apply for a super visa for your parents and/or grandparents. To be eligible for the Super Visa, applicants must meet certain requirements, including the minimum necessary income requirement for their family size and location of the sponsor in Canada. You can find all the super visa requirements and steps you will need Here.
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What is the Minimum income for super visa 2023?
The minimum income requirement is determined by the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) table, which is updated annually by Statistics Canada.
The purpose of the income requirement is to assess the child or grandchild’s ability to financially support their family members, especially since the responsibility that can come with supporting an elderly family member can be large. Here is a comparison table of the income requirements for the Super Visa between 2022 and 2023 for the minimum income update:
Size of Family Unit
New Minimum Gross Income Requirement for 2023
Old Gross Income Requirement for 2022
1 person (your child or grandchild)
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add
As you can see, the income requirements have increased for all family sizes in 2023 compared to 2022.
It's important to note that the income requirement is based on the size of the family unit and the location of the sponsor in Canada.
The proof may be in the form of the following documents:
Notice of Assessment (NOA) or T4/T1 for the most recent tax year
Employment Insurance Stubs
An employment letter that includes salary and hire date
In addition, the sponsor's household income is still taken into account, but it must be above the LICO table for the family size to meet the minimum necessary income requirement.
Super Visa Application
To apply for the Super Visa, applicants must also provide proof of medical insurance, undergo a medical exam, and meet other requirements to enter Canada, such as admissibility to Canada.
Processing times depend on the visa office and if you need to do any extra steps, The process can be complex and may require the submission of various documents and forms for the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), so it is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of a qualified immigration lawyer or consultant to help guide you through the process.
In conclusion, if you are planning to apply for Canada's Super Visa, make sure to meet the minimum necessary gross income requirement for your family size and location of the sponsor in Canada. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please don't hesitate to contact us, our immigration consultants will inform you and answer your concerns.