Find Out How Temporary Residence Works

Watch this video to learn if you need a temporary residence visa to travel to Canada.

Next, fill out the Online Assessment form and within one business day (often much quicker) we will follow up with you to schedule your immigration consultation.

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Thousands of people qualify to enter Canada on a temporary basis every  single year, why not you too?  Although a temporary visa is for an individual who will only be in the country for a defined period of time, depending on your circumstances.

In addition, the opportunity for seeking permanent residence may exist from acquiring a temporary residence visa. The immigration streams under temporary residence allow applicants to come to Canada on a temporary basis for a variety of reasons ranging from attending an academic institutions, working temporarily, visiting the country and many more.

What are the temporary residence options in Canada?

What to ask licensed Canadian immigration professionals about temporary resident permits in Canada?

Not all immigration professionals are created equal.   Often we’ve noticed that temporary residence permits are rejected because the right questions were not discussed.  Here are some very important questions you want to ask any person you are planning on hiring to help you with your Canadian temporary visa application.

  • Am I from a visa exempt country?
  • How long is my temporary visa valid for?
  • When I am in Canada, can I change the status or extend my temporary visa?
  • Will a past criminal conviction have an affect on the decision for my temporary visa and if so, what can I do?

The immigration professional should have no problems answer those important questions for you.

How Long Canadian Immigration Take?

Before you undertake the expensive task of deciding to immigrate to Canada, you’re going to want to know exactly how long the process will take you. There are many factors at play when it comes to the time it takes to go from being a visitor to a full-blown citizen in Canada. On one hand, you are at the hands of the Canadian government, who often give timelines with varying windows.

On the other hand, there is a huge list of documents needed, which will increase the time it takes to apply as well. Nevertheless, there are rough estimates set out for each checkpoint on your way to Canadian citizenship.

The first checkpoint is acquiring a temporary visa, which can take up to 12 months, depending on if you are looking for a work or study visa and the country from which you are applying from.

The next checkpoint is permanent residence. The time it takes to obtain permanent residence is dependent on your score, which is based on factors such as trade, age and English efficiency. Finally, to become a citizen, you’ll need to reside in Canada for 183 days out of a four year period.

Why Contact My Visa Source for an Assessment?

Lawyers at My Visa Source dedicate themselves to your immigration case, providing legal representation tailored to your personal situation. Our expertise focuses on immigration and visa programs for Canada and the United States, including global immigration.

Partnering with an award-winning immigration team greatly increases the likelihood of achieving your specific immigration or visa goals. Immigration is a complex process that requires strong legal strategy, precise paperwork and perfect attention to detail, reducing the risk of wasted time, money or permanent rejection.

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Securing personalized legal help is quick and simple. Begin with our one-minute online assessment form or call us toll-free at 1-888-368-4608.

We have a dedicated team of licensed professionals standing by, ready to answer your immigration and visa questions. Book a personal consultation to speak with an award-winning immigration lawyer over the phone, on Skype or in-person at our downtown Toronto and Vancouver offices.

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