Temporary Resident Visa allow foreign nationals to enter Canada temporarily for either pleasure (normally tourist) or business visits. Some foreign national do not require a Temporary Resident Visa if they are citizen from an exempt country. If a foreign national is not a citizen from an exempt country, that person must apply to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa before entering Canada. Spouses and dependents of those who are temporarily residing in Canada might also be required to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa, depending on their country of origin.
If a foreign national who has a Temporary Resident Visa while in Canada wish to work, that person must obtain a work permit. The foreign national can then apply for a work permit from a Canadian Consulate, Embassy or High Commission abroad.
There are three types (3) of Temporary Resident Visas:
Note that foreign nationals who plan to visit Canada for more than six (6) months, and who have resided in certain countries within a year prior to their arrival in Canada will be required to take a medical examination before being granted a Temporary Resident Visa.
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents may apply for a Super Visa which is valid for up to 10 years and allows a parent or grandparent to remain in Canada for up to 24 months at a time without the need for renewal of their status.
In order to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa, you must:
A foreign national must be a genuine visitor to Canada who will leave by choice at the end of the visit. Among the things that could be considered are:
Parent and Grandparents may need a temporary resident visa to visit Canada, depending on their citizenship. However, if they are visa exempt, they still may benefit from the Parent and Grand Parent Super Visa. Before obtaining a Canada visa/Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents, make sure to determine that passports are valid for the duration of stay in Canada.