No. If you plan to travel to Canada, you need a valid visitor visa OR a valid eTA.
If you apply for an initial work or study permit before you travel to Canada, you’ll get a visa or an eTA automatically once either of the permit applications is approved, and you don’t need to apply for a visa or an eTA, or pay extra fees.
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, and they might also give you a document.
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.
Each application is different and takes a different amount of time to process, therefore it might be impossible to tell exactly how long it will take IRCC to process your application without providing any other information.
TWA is willing to give you an estimated time, based on your application type and personal situation.
It is the letter you will receive from IRCC if you have been approved for a:
- study permit,
- work permit, or
- Super Visa (only if you are from a country that does not require a visitor visa).
It is sometimes called the Correspondence Letter, Introduction or Introductory Letter. Officially, it is called the Port of Entry (POE) Letter of Introduction. The Letter of Introduction is not a study or work permit.
You must show this letter to officials at the port of entry when you arrive in Canada to get your study or work permit.
PNP is for foreign workers who:
- have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
- want to live in that province, and
- want to become permanent residents of Canada.
Each province and territory in Canada has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements.
Please don't hesitate to reach TWA for an individual assessment, we will determine the most suitable way for you to immigrate!
Express Entry is an online system that IRCC uses to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers. Applicants with the highest rankings in the selection pool will be invited to apply for permanent residency.
EE basically has 3 categories, they are:
- The Skilled Worker Program
- The Canadian Experience Class
- The Skilled Trades Program
Some of the potential candidates under Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP) can also be selected through Express Entry.
Yes, you can lose your permanent resident (PR) status.
If you haven’t been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years, or if you become inadmissible to Canada for any other reasons, you may lose your PR status.
Permanent residents don’t have the same protections and privileges as Canadian citizens do. The best option for a PR holder is to become a Canadian citizen when it's possible, and TWA will assist you to go through all the necessary procedures.