Invitation Letter

A letter of invitation to Canada is a formal document written by a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada to invite a foreign national to visit Canada for a specific purpose. This purpose could be for tourism, family visits, business meetings, conferences, or other legitimate reasons. The letter serves as evidence that the invitee has a genuine reason for visiting Canada and has an established relationship with the person extending the invitation.

Writing the letter does not mean you are legally responsible for the visitor but, it is an assurance that you are disclosing the truth and plan to keep your promise.

The contents of the invitation letter are very crucial and must be paid careful attention while writing one.

Below-mentioned is crucial information that must be included in your invitation letter:

You must include this information about the person you are inviting:

  • complete name,
  • date of birth,
  • address and telephone number,
  • your relationship with the person,
  • the purpose of the trip,
  • How long does the person plan to stay in Canada,
  • where the person will stay, and how he or she will pay for things, and
  • when the person plans to leave Canada.

You must include this information about yourself:

  • complete name,
  • date of birth,
  • address and telephone number in Canada,
  • job title,
  • Whether you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,
  • a photocopy of a document proving your status in Canada, such as
    • a Canadian birth certificate, if you were born in Canada,
    • a Canadian citizenship card, if you are a naturalized citizen, or
    • a copy of your PR card, if you are a permanent resident
  • details of your family, such as names and dates of birth of your spouse and dependants (this is mandatory for the parent and grandparent super visa), and
  • the total number of people living in your household, including people you sponsored whose sponsorship is still in effect (this is mandatory for the parent and grandparent super visa).

For the parent and grandparent super visa only, you must also provide:

  • a written and signed promise of your financial support for your parents or grandparents for their entire stay in Canada, and
  • proof that your income meets or is above the low-income cut-off (LICO) for the total number of people, including the visiting parents or grandparents.

These details should go into your invitation letter.

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