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Canada Visitor & Business Visa

Canada Visitor Visas

People without Canadian citizenship or other visa to be in Canada require a visit visa to visit Canada (unless exempt). A visit visa to Canada allows a temporary stay, usually for up to six months (as a tourist) but for up to ten months for a parent or grandparent of a Canadian.


  • have a valid travel document, such as a passport
  • be in good health;
  • satisfy an immigration officer of ties to the home country, such as a job, home and family
  • satisfy an immigration officer of intention to leave Canada at the end of the visit; and
  • have enough money for the duration of stay. The amount of money needed varies with the circumstances of the visit, length of stay, accommodation etc.

Some may also require a letter of invitation from a Canadian and/or a medical exam.

Visas are available under three different categories:

  • single entry – allows a stay for up to six months, entering once only. Can be extended if needed, by application at least 30 days before expiry
  • multiple entry – allows the holder to enter and depart Canada on multiple occasions and is valid for up to 6 months, depending on the issuing case officer’s decision
  • transit – for stopping in Canada for up to 48 hours.

Business Visa (Temporary Residence)

This type of visit visa is for those who go to Canada for international business activities without directly entering the Canadian labour market. Business visitors are able to stay for up to 6 months, but most are granted a shorter period. Business visitors do not require a work permit (unless they intend to stay for more than 6 months). Requirements Applicants must meet the following requirements and provide documents for the same:


  • plan to stay for less than six months,
  • no plans to enter the Canadian labour market,
  • main place of business,
  • and source of income and profits is outside Canada,
  • meet Canada’s basic entry requirements, eg health, character, passport.