Temporary Residence and Visas
A temporary resident is a foreign national who is legally authorized to enter and or remain in Canada for temporary purposes. It gives person permission to visit, live, work or study in Canada with a time limit on their stay.
There are several temporary resident categories:
- Temporary resident visas
- Electronic travel authorizations
- International students
- Temporary workers
- Temporary resident permits
In meeting the eligibility requirements for the temporary resident category under which they have applied, applicants will require either a visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
Extension of temporary residence
A person may apply to extend their status as a temporary resident in Canada beyond the initial period granted. This includes accompanying family members, regardless of whether or not the principal applicant will be extending their status in Canada. It will be up to the officer to make the final decision after reviewing the circumstances.
For assistance with a visa for any of the temporary residence categories, please contact us to arrange a consultation to discuss the eligibility requirements for your chosen program.