We understand that sometimes your temporary status in Canada is just a stepping stone toward your further goal of permanent residency in Canada.
Are you currently a temporary student or worker in Canada? Learn more about the steps you can take to become a Canadian permanent resident and extend your stay in Canada.
What is Temporary Resident Status?
You have temporary resident status in Canada when you have a visa or permit that expires, and you are required to return to your home country.
Different temporary permits will be issued for various lengths of time. For example, a study permit will typically be for the length of your study program, whereas most visitor visas are issued for six months. If you are not provided with an expiry date, your temporary status will expire six months after you arrive in Canada.
The type of temporary permit you apply for will depend on the reason for your visit to Canada.
Applying for Permanent Residence
Permanent residence is often a goal for many temporary residents in Canada. Luckily, Canada’s immigration system comprises numerous programs and streams that cater to different individuals in different situations.
As a temporary resident, your experience in Canada can give you an extra boost in becoming a permanent resident compared to someone who has never lived in Canada.