Temporary Residence Visas

Temporary Resident Visa

Temporary Visitor Visa

There is a lot of variety when it comes to immigration opportunities to come to Canada.

One of the most important distinctions is that there are both permanent and temporary opportunities. Understanding the difference is critical when it comes to considering your options.

Temporary immigration programs are those that, just like their name suggests, confer temporary status on the applicant for their stay in Canada.

Officers assessing such applications will be considering whether someone has “temporary intent”, and, for example, whether they have sufficient ties to their country of origin, which would take them back home after the term of their permit expires.

There are Four Types of Temporary Visitor Visas

Types Of Temporary Residence Visas in Canada

The three most typical types of temporary Visitor visa for Canada are:

  1. Temporary Resident Visas (TRV)

    A temporary resident visa, (commonly called a visitor visa), allows someone to enter Canada for a limited duration. It is the most basic form of a temporary permit issued to allow entrance to Canada and does not allow the holder to work or study in Canada.

    Who can apply for Temporary Resident Visas?

    A TRV is usually sought by someone coming to Canada to visit a relative, sightsee, or otherwise spend a limited amount of time here.

  2. Study Permits

    Thousands of individuals come into Canada each year to attend a Canadian academic institution. Whether you are seeking to further your skills in a particular area, or take a course of study that is only offered at a Canadian institution, you will need a study permit to attend an academic institution in Canada. A study permit is typically valid for the duration of the proposed course of study and can be extended if necessary. After one completes their course of study, they may be eligible for a work permit or may be required to return to their home country.

    Who can apply for Study Permits?

    To apply for a study permit, you must have already applied to and received a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution in Canada. To put together an application for a study permit, you must show that you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself while in Canada, that you have a clean criminal record, that you are in good health, and you must satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your period of study.

  3. Work Permits

    A work permit gives you the opportunity to enter into and work in Canada for a set period of time. There are a wide variety of work permits that enable individuals to come to Canada to both contribute to the Canadian economy, and pursue employment opportunities. The type of permit you may be eligible for, depends on a number of factors including your country of citizenship, the type of work you are looking for, whether you have a job offer in place, whether your employer has obtained a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or whether your work is in fact work permit-exempt.

    Who can apply for Work Permits?

    A wide variety of work permits are available for many different types of applicants. We recommend that you speak with an experienced immigration lawyer to assess your experience and eligibility for any number of available work permits, to see whether you would qualify.

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At Hummingbird Lawyers LLP, we have substantial experience in helping our clients apply for various permits to travel to, study in, or work in Canada. Though some applications are straight-forward, it always helps to have an experienced immigration professional assist you in putting together an application and help you preempt any issues that may arise, or concerns that could be raised by an immigration officer.

If you have any inquiries, or would like any assistance putting an application together, please contact us

Contact Our Immigration Lawyer

Contact Hummingbird’s Toronto immigration lawyers for more information about Temporary Visitor Visas.

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    Adam Hummel is an Associate Lawyer in the Immigration practice, and Wills & Estates practice groups at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP.

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