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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

A Canadian MP will propose to the government a bill to support parents and grandparents


A Canadian MP will propose to the government a bill to support parents and grandparents

A Canadian member of parliament (MP), Kyle Seeback, is proposing a new bill to assist parents and grandparents who want to travel to Canada on the Super Visa.


Currently, parents and grandparents of Canadians can visit for two years in a row without having to renew their status. Seeback proposed Bill C-242 focusing on three major changes to the Super Visa.


First, the MP called for the government to allow parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for five years without having to renew their visas. Second, he wants the Super Visa applicants to be allowed to acquire medical insurance from other countries too.


Third, he asks the government to diminish the low-income cut-off for applicants wishing to host their parents and grandparents. As of now, the bill has passed its first and second readings and is being studied by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.


However, the standing committee is made up of elected members of government. Among their duties are monitoring federal immigration and multicultural policy, as well as overseeing the immigration department and refugee board. In addition, they conduct studies and recommend immigration policy changes.


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