Family relationships are one of the most important part of Canadians’ life. Caring for an elderly parent is an important responsibility of Canadians, and the Canadian government is well aware of this cultural issue. For Canadian grandparents are considered parents.
Most people who immigrated to Canada have their parents and grandparent back in old country. Some of these parents need their children spiritually and financially.
This is the reason that Canadian government has introduced a tourist visa for parents or grandparents. Unlike other tourist visas, which are valid for 6 months, the validity of this visa is 10 years. This visa is for multiple entries and allows the holder to reside in Canada for a maximum of two years at a time.