Over 35 million people choose to visit Canada every year. From the cosmopolitan streets of Toronto to Jasper National park, Canada features a diverse set of vacation destinations. Choosing which one to visit first can be difficult.
Canada tourist visas are two types:
- Single entry visa
- Multiple entry visa
A single entry visa allows the visa holder to enter Canada one. A multiple entry visa allows a visitor to come and stay in Canada for 6 months at a time. The multiple visa can be valid for 10 years, depending on the passport expiration date .
How long you can stay
Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada.
At the port of entry, the border services officer may allow you to stay for less or more than 6 months. If so, they’ll put the date you need to leave by in your passport. They might also give you a document, called a visitor record, which will show the date you need to leave by.
If you don’t get a stamp in your passport, you can stay for 6 months from the day you entered Canada or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. If you need a stamp, you can ask a border services officer for one. If you arrive at an airport that uses primary inspection kiosks, ask the border officer after you finish at the kiosk.
What Are the Requirements to Get a Visitor Visa to Canada?
The general requirements for a Travel Visa are as follows:
- A valid travel document;
- Be in good health;
- No criminal record or immigration-related convictions;
- Proof of ties in home country such as job, family, financial assets to prove you will return home;
- Sufficient fund for your length of stay in Canada;
- Be admissible to Canada.
We provide expert knowledge concerning all the necessary documents and requirements for a Canada Visitor Visa as well as all programs leading to permanent residency. If you’re looking for more programs regarding immigration, book and consultation with our RCICs to find out which routes you are best-suited for.