Who is Temporary Residence?

Temporary Residence can be anyone entering Canada who is not a Citizen or Permanent Resident and legally in Canada as a Tourist, International worker or Student. In general temporary residents has available options to secure Permanent Immigration once they are Temporary Resident of Canada. Please consult with your Immigration Consultant to discuss your options for converting your status from Temporary residents to Permanent Immigration.

The following are the categories in which a candidate can consider himself as a temporary resident of Canada.

Canadian Work Permit

A Work permit is a document issued by the Federal Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that allows a foreign national who is not a permanent resident,  to work temporarily in Canada. Work permits specify the employer the foreign worker may work for, the length of time they are allowed to work in Canada, as well as any conditions or restrictions.

There is various type of work permits:

  • Work permit with Supporting LMIA
  • Post Graduate work permit
  • Work permit for Dependents (Spouse or Common-law)
  • Bridging Open Work permit
  • LMIA exempt work permit for Trade agreements
  • Work permits based on Provincial-Territorial agreements
  • Internation Experience Canada
  • Owner-Operator work permit

Each of the above categories has a specific set of requirements and a work permit can be employer specif or open. Know more

Study Permit

A study permit is a document issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) which allows you to study and stay in Canada temporarily. You must have a study permit if your courses or program of studies is longer than 6 months. Your study permit gives you legal status in Canada. It also helps you apply for your student card, a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and work permits after completion of studies also called Post Graduate Work Permit. Therefore, you should always make sure that your study permit is valid for the duration of your program of study and stay in Canada.

Few important tips before you apply for Canadian Study permit:

  • Always choose courses which are relevant to your previous studies and have scope for a future job in Canada
  • Choose the Designated learning institutions list (DLI). DLI institution is a school approved by a provincial government to host Internation students.
  • Check with DLI institution that, the course you have selected is approved for Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) after completion of your studies.
  • Secure Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the DLI institution before applying the study permit application.
  • Demonstrate that you have financial resources to support your studies in Canada
  • Demonstrate that you have Language skills to succeed academically.

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Applying for a Visitor Visa?

A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also referred to as a visitor visa or Canada Tourist visa, is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office that is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident (either as a visitor, a student, or a worker). All applicants wishing to visit Canada must satisfy an officer that they will leave Canada by the end of the period authorized for the stay, that they will not contravene the conditions of admission (for example, that they will not study or work without prior government authorization), and that they do not belong in a category of persons inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

In reaching a decision, an officer considers several factors, which may include:

  • The applicant's travel and identity documents;
  • The reasons for travelling to Canada and the applicant's contacts there;
  • The applicant's financial means for the trip;
  • The applicant's ties to his or her country of residence, including immigration status, employment, and family ties
  • The applicant would be likely to leave Canada at the end of the authorized stay

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Super Visa

Canadian Government Understands the needs of their Permanent Residents and in this regard, people whose parents or grandparents live outside of Canada, IRCC has launched a program which is called Super Visa by which an individual can invite their parents or grandparents on a long visit for a family re-unite. Rather than going on compassionate grounds, the Canadian Govt. has decided to check if a person has booked a health insurance policy for their parents or grandparents, which is a major requirement of this program.

The major difference between a super visa and a visitor visa is the length of time you are allowed to stay in Canada. Generally, a Visitor Visa can be valid for a stay of up to 6 months. With a super visa, you may be able to stay in Canada for up to 2 years at a time without needing to apply for an extension. Know more

Owner/Operator LMIA

Since June 19, 2014, The Federal Government has shut down the Immigrant Investors (IIP) and Entrepreneurs (EN) program, which is a big setback for foreign investors who choose Canada to invest their capital and which also lead to the Permanent residency/Citizenship of Canada. 

Not to be disheartened. Let's review Owner-Operator LMIA / Work permit Program; you can be an owner-operator of your own business in Canada and later can apply for permanent residency under any applicable Express Entry Stream.  Please visit our FAQ page to know more about this program. 

International Experience Canada (IEC)

IEC also called Work and travel in Canada, which provides temporary work permits to youths from ** over 30 selected Countries whose IEC season is not closed as of yet. ** Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

The permits are valid for 6 to 24 months, depending on your country of citizenship and further divided into 3 categories with a specific set of requirements:

  • Working Holiday
  • Young Professionals
  • International Co-op

Please visit our FAQ page to Know more about this program

Extension or Restoration of Status

A foreign national can apply for an extension of his or her Temporary Resident status.  As long as the application for extension of status is made before the end of the authorized period of stay and the foreign national has complied with all of the previous conditions imposed on his or her entry into Canada, the extension will be allowed.

Restoration of status: If a foreign national has lost their status in Canada as they have missed applying to extend their temporary status before it expired, be it as a visitor, student or worker, they may be eligible to restore their status. Know more

Temporary Resident Visa

Acquiring a Temporary Resident Visa is a 2 step process


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Other Programs & Categories

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