Super Visa for Parents & Grand Parents
Sponsorship for parents and grand parents are suspended for 2 years (24 months) with effect from November 05, 2011 until further notice.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced Super visa for parents and grand parents as an alternative visa with effect from December 01, 2011. This visa is valid for 10 years but it needs to renew every 2 years for 10 years.
Multi-entry visa may be valid for 10 years but it is valid only for 6 months in every visit from the date of entry to Canada. After that you need to apply for extension of the visa for longer stay in Canada after 6 months.
On the contrary, Super visa is applicable only for Parents and Grand parents and it is valid for 10 years. In case of multi-entry visa, it needs to be renewed every 2 years (It is valid for 2 years from the date of entry to Canada). No dependents are eligible under this program.