In order to be granted visitor status in Canada, an immigration officer will consider a number of different factors to demonstrate whether the applicant is a genuine visitor. If the applicant comes from a visa exempt country, then the assessment of the intention to visit Canada will be made at the Canadian border.
If the applicant needs a temporary resident visa (TRV) to enter Canada, then an application must first be submitted at a Canadian office outside of Canada for issuance of the visa.
If you plan on coming to Canada as as a visitor and you are accompanying a Canadian or PR spouse, watch our Youtube video below.
Do you want your parent or grandparent to visit you in Canada? Learn about Visitor Visa and Super Visa applications to find out which is the right fit for you.
Here are our useful blogs about visits in Canada
Find information about obtaining a visitor visa or a TRV to visit Canada and remain in Canada temporarily.
Learn how to extend your stay in Canada as a visitor by submiting an in-Canada extension of your visitor status.
You can read here about obtaining a Super Visa in order to visit a child or grandchild in Canada.