Canada welcomes you as a tourist. Every year, more than 35 million people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities Canada has to offer. Depending on where you live, and the reason for your visit, you will need a Temporary Resident Visa(TRV). Temporary Resident Visas allow Foreign Nationals to enter Canada temporarily for either pleasure or business visits. With the exception of few countries, Foreign Nationals of all other countries must obtain a Temporary Resident Visa prior to entering Canada. Spouses and dependants of those who are temporarily residing in Canada might also be required to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa, depending on their country of origin. A Temporary Resident Visa does not permit a Foreign National to work while in Canada.
Types of Temporary Resident Visas
- Single Entry Visa – this allows the Foreign National only one entry into Canada;
- Multiple Entry Visa – this allows the Foreign National unlimited entry into Canada pending the validity of the Visa; and
- Transit Visa – this allows entry to Canada for Foreign Nationals who are travelling and who’s flight or bus stops in Canada for less that forty-eight (48) hours, but who’s country of origin is one that requires a visa.
To visit Canada, you must:
- have a valid travel document, such as a passport;
- be in good health;
- satisfy an immigration officer that you have ties, such as a job, home and family, that will take you back to your country of origin;
- satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit.
At White Swan Immigration Consultants, we can assess your application to find out whether you may qualify to apply for a TRV to visit Canada or not. If you have any other questions, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org