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1. What is a temporary resident?
A temporary resident is a foreign national who is legally authorized to enter Canada for temporary purposes.
A foreign national has temporary resident status when they have been found to meet the requirements of the legislation to enter and/or remain in Canada as a visitor, student, worker or temporary resident permit holder. Only foreign nationals physically in Canada hold temporary resident status.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada processes these applications under several categories:
2. What are the requirements for visitors?
|VISITOR VISA REQUIREMENTS|
|VISITOR VISA EXEMPTIONS|
|ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (eTA)|
|An eTA is a requirement for all visa-exempt foreign nationals who wish to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions: US citizens / holders of a valid Canadian visa i holders of a valid Canadian status re-entering Canada after visiting US or St. Pierre and Miquelon / French citizens living and flying directly from St. Pierre and Miquelon.|
3. What are the requirements for temporary workers?
LMIA (if applicable).
Temporary resident visa / eTA (if applicable).
Job offer / contract.
Proof of financial support.
Police certificate and medical examination might be required
|Work Permit Exemptions|
Examples: street performers, disc jockeys, traveling circus, guest artists working within a Canadian group, wrestlers, people who will perform at a private event (wedding), air show performers, rodeo contestants, artists attending/working a showcase, film producers (business visitors), film/recording studio users (limited to small groups renting studios, business visitors) and people doing guest spots on Canadian television and radio broadcasts (news programs)
|Work Permit will not be issued if:|
|Global Skills Strategy|
If you would like to learn more about your immigration options, we would be happy to assist you. Our immigration consultants will assist you with every step of the process.