Temporary resident status allows you to stay in Canada for temporary purposes during a period of time.
If you meet all the admissibility requirements to enter or remain in Canada as a visitor, student, or worker, then you have temporary resident status.
What are the Different Types of Temporary Residence Options Available to You?
There are different types of temporary residence programs available based on your specific situations:
Visitor Visa: A visitor visa is required by most foreign visitors wishing to enter Canada. A visitor visa can be issued for single or multiple entries. Most visitors can stay in Canada for up to 6 months, however, It is possible to extend your stay.
A single-entry visitor visa allows you to enter Canada only one time during the validity period. Multiple entry visitor visas allow you to re-enter Canada many times during the validity period.
If you are from a visa-exempt country you do not need to apply for a visitor visa, also known as the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).
Study Permits: A study permit is required if you want to study at a Canadian institution. You can apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a study permit if you want to enroll in a Canadian designated learning institution.
Work Permits: Temporary work permits are required if you wish to work in Canada for a period of time. The validity and type of work permit issued is based on your eligibility and whether a job offer is required.
Open Work Permits: Open work permits are issued to individuals exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Open work permits allow you to work in Canada for any employer and in any location.
Super Visa: As a parent and grandparent of Canadian citizens or permanent residents, you can apply for a Super Visa. Super Visas allow you to live with your child or grandchild for an extended period. You can stay in Canada for up to 2 years without the need to apply for an extension.
Business Visitor: As a business visitor, you are authorized to stay in Canada with the purpose of engaging in international business activities that do not directly contribute to the Canadian labour market.
Temporary Residence for World Athletes, Coaches, and Related Occupations: Canadian Temporary Visa Requirements for World Athletes, Coaches and Related Occupations depend on the purpose of their visit. You do not need to acquire a work permit if you are visiting Canada as a professional athlete or coach to participate in sporting activities or events. A visitor visa is sufficient.
Temporary Resident Permit: Temporary resident permits (TRP) could be granted if you are inadmissible or is denied entry to Canada, however your reason to travel to Canada needs to outweigh the risks of your inadmissibility.
Visa Extensions: Visa extensions are required if your current status as a visitor, study permit holder, or work permit holder is about to expire. You should apply for an extension 30 days before the date of expiration.
PR Pathways for Temporary Workers in Healthcare and Essential Non-Healthcare Occupations: The two PR Pathways for Temporary Workers in Healthcare Workers and Essential Non-Healthcare Workers will invite a total of 50,000 temporary foreign workers employed in the healthcare sector and other occupations considered essential by the government. These pathways will be open between May 6 2021 till November 5, 2021. Eligible applicants will be nominated for permanent residency and will be allowed to include their accompanying family members and dependents on their application.
PR Pathways for French-Speaking Temporary Workers in Healthcare and Other Essential Occupations: The two PR Pathways for French-Speaking Temporary Workers in Healthcare and Other Essential Occupations will invite eligible applicants with at least 1 year of work experience and a level 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) for French for permanent residence. This pathway will accept a maximum number of applicants between May 6, 2021 till November 5, 2021.