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.
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.