Living in Canada: Temporary Resident Visitor Visas
Canadian Immigration Lawyers:
Temporary Resident, Visitor, Work Visas
If you plan to visit Canada temporarily for business or pleasure, or if your firm is hiring a foreign national to work in Canada temporarily, you may need to obtain a temporary work permit or business visitor's visa.
For assistance in obtaining these documents and all other matters related to Canadian immigration, please contact the Canadian Division of NPZ Law Group We have offices in Montreal and Toronto, Canada.
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Visiting Canada — More than 35 million people visit Canada every year. If you would like to be one of them, you will need a passport. U.S. citizens do not need a visa to visit Canada unless they plan to become a temporary resident or work there temporarily. For more information go to Visiting Canada on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Web site.
Working Temporarily in Canada — To accept a job in Canada, a foreign national will require a temporary work permit. To apply for a work permit before you enter Canada, you will need:
- A job offer from a Canadian employer
- A completed application
- Written confirmation from Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) that the employer can hire a foreign worker to fill the job. In most cases, the employer is responsible for securing this confirmation, which is also called a positive labor market opinion.
Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Web site for more information on Canadian temporary work permits.
Both visitors and temporary resident workers must also show that:
- They intend to leave at the end of their stay.
- They have adequate funds to support themselves while in the country.
- They have no criminal record. (A police clearance certificate may be required.)
- They are not a risk to the security of Canada.
- They are in good health. (You may have to have a medical examination.)
For comprehensive and convenient assistance in legal matters relating to Canadian work permits, and visitor and temporary resident visas, please contact NPZ Law Group today.