Canada has two type of visas: Temporary and Permanent
Temporary visas like:
STUDENTS VISA is obtained upon meeting conditions of a student ( letter of acceptance and financial support).
You must have been accepted by a designated learning institution in Canada.
You must prove that you have enough money to pay for your:
living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and
return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada.
You must be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate.
You must be in good health and willing to complete a medical examination, if necessary.
You must satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.
VISITORS VISA is obtained upon an invitation from Canada with the intention of going back to your country, there are two types of visitor visas, multiple and single. Usually your are allowed to stay in Canada up to six months. To visit Canada, you will need to meet some basic requirements, such as:
have a valid passport
be in good health
have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country,
convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit, and
have enough money for your stay.
WORK PERMITS is obtained upon LMIA by your employer and meeting other conditions, the maximum renewable visa is four years. An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada. An employer-specific work permit allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which include:
the name of the employer you can work for,
how long you can work, and
the location where you can work (if applicable).
CAREGIVER VISA is obtained by
Living with a family that needs your services to look after a child or senior
Both the employer and employee must follow several steps to meet the requirements of the Live-in caregiver program (LCP)
After working two years of working in Canada as a live-in caregiver, you may apply for permanent residency
These types of visa leads to citizenship. Upon approval of your immigration status, you will be
issued a visa indicating the type of class. Examples include:
Family class, You will need to be sponsored by a family member to enter Canada as a permanent resident
Business, You will enter Canada as permanent resident as a business investor
Refugee, the Canadian refugee system allows applicants to apply for refugee status at the border with some conditions
Memo: eTA in effect
New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.
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