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Temporary Resident Visa

A Canadian Temporary Resident Visa may be issued by Immigration Refugee Citizen Canada officers to either enter or remain in Canada for different reasons. You may not meet the IRPA requirements and be refused an electronic travel authorization or permanent or temporary resident visas from outside Canada, be denied at a port of entry or be refused to have your application processed, inside Canada.

Temporary Resident VisaOfficers who are presented with foreign nationals who would normally be considered inadmissible, may use their discretion to decide to issue a permit if it is “justified in the circumstances”. For example, if your need enter or remain in Canada is compelling and the need for your presence in Canada outweighs any risk to Canadians or Canadian society, officers may assess your ‘exceptional circumstances’ with Canada’s social, humanitarian and economic commitments in mind, and issue a temporary resident permit to you. Immigration officers must also take into consideration Canada’s need to preserve the health and security of its citizens and permanent residents, when making their decision to grant a permit to enter and stay in Canada, and may    cancel your permit at any time, at their discretion.

If your permit period is longer than 6 months, you are allowed to apply for a work and/or study permit.

If you are interested in visiting Canada for a short period of time as a tourist, temporary foreign worker or student, you must apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), unless you are from a Visa-exempt country.

Apply for a Temporary Resident VisaTemporary Visas give you the opportunity to stay in Canada for a period of up to 6 months. If you are from a Visa-exempt country, you will still need to obtain an electronic Travel Authorization before your trip if you plan to travel to Canada by air, unless you are an American citizen who does not require a TRV or an eTA, or you are a Green Card holder who needs an eTA to come to Canada.

Applications for TRVs are submitted online, by mail or at the Canadian embassy in your country or the nearest country with a Canadian embassy.

You may apply for 3 types of Temporary Resident Visas:

  • Single-Entry – you can enter Canada only once and stay for a maximum of 6 months
  • Multiple-Entry – you can enter Canada several times while your Visa is valid, up to a maximum of 10 years or one month before your passport/re-entry Visa expires, whichever comes first
  • Transit – for those who need to travel through Canada without stopping or visiting

Your reason for visiting Canada will determine the type of Visa you apply for and the information you provide in that Visa.

Please click on the links below to learn how to apply for and obtain the Temporary Resident Visa that is right for you:

Temporary Resident Permits and ‘exceptional circumstances’

Canadian Temporary Resident Permits may be issued by Immigration Refugee Citizen Canada officers to either enter or remain in Canada for different reasons. You may not meet the IRPA requirements and be refused an electronic travel authorization or permanent or temporary resident visas from outside Canada, be denied at a port of entry or be refused to have your application processed, inside Canada.

Temporary Resident Visa in CanadaOfficers who are presented with foreign nationals who would normally be considered inadmissible, may use their discretion to decide to issue a permit if it is “justified in the circumstances”. For example, if your need enter or remain in Canada is compelling and the need for your presence in Canada outweighs any risk to Canadians or Canadian society, officers may assess your ‘exceptional circumstances’ with Canada’s social, humanitarian and economic commitments in mind, and issue a temporary resident permit to you. Immigration officers must also take into consideration Canada’s need to preserve the health and security of its citizens and permanent residents, when making their decision to grant a permit to enter and stay in Canada, and may cancel your permit at any time, at their discretion.

If your permit period is longer than 6 months, you are allowed to apply for a work and/or study permit.

Obtaining a Temporary Resident Visa for our clients is another area where we shine! If you need help obtaining a Temporary Resident Permit for you or your family members, just email info@123visa.ca or fill out the free assessment form on our site and we will start to make things happen for you!

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