I have received a job offer in Canada and am already in express entry pool. I need to take my mother with me as she is widowed and old. Is it possible to apply for her super visa along with my application? Or do I have to go to Canada and then apply? Any advice would be much appreciated.

  • For clarity, under which of the Express Entry programs are you applying? – Traveller Jan 23 '19 at 11:43
  • Federal skilled worker program. Sorry I missed to mention this – AnOldSoul Jan 23 '19 at 12:14

From CIC:

Who is eligible for a parent and grandparent super visa?

To be eligible for the super visa, applicants must be the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

By definition, you are not a permanent resident until you land as a permanent resident. So you have two options:

  1. Land as a permanent resident and then apply for super visa (There may be additional requirements for this)
  2. Apply for a regular visitor visa for your mother and bring her in with you when you land.
  • Thank you very much for your answer. Do you know how long it would take before I can sponsor her with my PR there? – AnOldSoul Jan 23 '19 at 13:36
  • You need to be a permanent resident to sponsor and meet proof of income requirements. You can check your eligibility here – Dipen Shah Jan 23 '19 at 14:07
  • that is for them becoming a permanent resident right? because its asking proof of fund for 3 years! – AnOldSoul Jan 23 '19 at 14:18
  • No. That is the requirement for sponsoring parents. See the page title How much income do I need to sponsor my parents and grandparents? – Dipen Shah Jan 23 '19 at 15:14
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    yes that's what I had asked in the question as well :) so for that, it should be relatively quick right? I don't have to wait too long? – AnOldSoul Jan 23 '19 at 15:55

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