Find Out How a 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 professional about immigrating to 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 Takes

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?

At My Visa Source we understand the importance of putting together a thorough case for a temporary resident visa with all the correct supporting documentation.  If an application is missing anything it can result in a rejection.   Having to re-apply can be a costly and painful process.

It’s ideal to try put forth the best possible case on the first attempt with your application.  My Visa Source has the necessary experience that can get the results you are after.

We do not just stop there, as the professionals at our firm are able to assist you with not only putting together an application for a temporary resident visa but also plan a road map if you wish to eventually get permanent residence in Canada.

Whether you are travelling to Canada for a vacation or coming to study at one of our world class universities or to work a temporary dream job, you can have peace of mind that your visa application is being processed with the utmost care and detail.

What to do next

Getting started is simple, just fill out our Assessment Form, or call us at 1-888-368-4608 for an assessment of your immigration matter.