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Types of Canadian visas

The Government of Canada generally issues two categories of visas for foreigners, including temporary Canadian visas and permanent Canadian visas, depending on the type of accommodation it deems appropriate for immigrants. Each of these categories is subdivided into other subcategories depending on the type of foreign application requested and what it intends to do in Canada. In the following, we want to acquaint you more with what is a temporary and permanent Canadian visa, and the types of visas under these two categories.


Temporary Canadian Visa or TRV

The Canada Temporary Visa or the Canada Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is designed for applicants who intend to stay in Canada temporarily for reasons such as studying in Canada, working temporarily in Canada, and tourism or visiting a family. So if you are planning to stay in Canada for a certain period of time, temporary visas will be a good option for you. The following are the types of temporary Canadian visas.


Canadian tourist visa

Canadian Tourist Visa or Visitor A Canadian visa, as its name implies, is designed for tourism and short-term stays in Canada. This visa is valid for 6 months and after its completion the applicant must return to his country. Of course, depending on how valid your visa or passport is, you may be able to enter Canada more than once, but each time you can only for 2 months. Keep in mind that this type of visa is called a multi-visa. With this visa you are only allowed to stay and travel in Canada and you are not allowed to work or study in this country. This visa is valid for a maximum of 2 years from the date of issue and the holder can enter and leave Canada several times.

This visa is only for parents or grandparents. For this reason, these individuals can reside in Canada for a maximum of 3 years from the time of arrival and for a total of up to a maximum of 2 years by obtaining a Canadian Super Visa.


Canadian student visa

If you intend to study in a Canadian school or university, you must apply for a Canadian student visa after being admitted to a reputable educational institution, as this is the only visa you will be allowed to study in Canada. By obtaining a Canadian student visa, you will have other benefits in addition to being allowed to study in Canada. The benefits of a Canadian student visa include:

You can take your spouse and family to Canada under certain circumstances.

You will be allowed to work while studying and can cover part of your living expenses in Canada.

Canada’s favorable policies for students and the high ranking of Canadian universities are the reason why this country is so popular with international students, and this has made Canada a great academic destination. International students at Canadian universities have great opportunities to find work in Canada and obtain permanent residency in Canada.


Canada Temporary Work Visa

As mentioned earlier, you will not be allowed to work in Canada with a Canadian Tourist Visa and a Canadian Super Visa. If you intend to stay temporarily in Canada and work. You must apply for a temporary Canadian work visa. A temporary Canadian work visa is a type of temporary Canadian visa that allows you to obtain a work permit in Canada.

To obtain a temporary Canadian work visa, you must have a valid job offer or job offer from a Canadian employer, but most of the time you have a positive LMIA, and by obtaining this type of visa, you can work in Canada until it is valid.

Once your visa expires, you will no longer be allowed to work or reside in Canada, or you will have to return to your home country or renew your visa. The validity of this visa varies depending on the type of work you do. This visa can be converted to permanent residence in Canada under certain conditions, which we will discuss below.


Canadian Business Visa

A Canadian business visa is almost the same as a tourist visa, except that it is issued for business purposes. A Canada Business Visa is issued to managers who intend to enter Canada to attend a meeting, attend a conference or workshop, and sign a contract. For this reason, a Canadian business visa is usually valid for less than 6 months.


Express Entry

Express Entry is a program that allows job seekers to apply for jobs in Canada based on their skills and expertise, and if their work and language skills are sufficient to earn a sufficient grade, they have Eligible to obtain visas will be under the Express Entry program.

Express Entry includes subsets that applicants can use based on their professional and language skills scores. Usually, applicants with higher scores are able to use the program better and have a better chance of obtaining a visa. Programs that are part of Express Entry include the following:


A- Canadian Federal Special Forces Visa or FSWP

Foreign applicants who are in or out of Canada if they wish to obtain permanent residency in Canada. They can apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

After registration, all applicants are ranked based on work and language skills in a scoring system. Score points in the Canadian Federal Special Forces visa for a number of factors and It depends.

 Some of the most important factors in this system include age, level of education, work experience and level of English or French proficiency. Applicants who score between 67 and 100 points can enter the entrance pool, and in the next stage, if they reach the declared score level, they will probably be invited to apply for permanent residence.




  1. Skilled Worker Canada Visa or FSTP


A Canadian Skilled Worker Visa or a Technical Job Immigrant Visa is issued to applicants who have sufficient technical skills and a relevant job offer (for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two employers for a total of 2 hours per week) or a Canadian Skills Certificate. are. To participate in this program, applicants must have at least 3 years of full-time work experience in the last 2 years. Other requirements for this visa are sufficient knowledge of English or French and proof of work.


  1. Canadian Work Experience Visa or CEC


This program is one of the most common ways to convert a temporary Canadian visa to a permanent Canadian visa, and those who have succeeded in staying in Canada through some temporary Canadian visas, such as a Canadian student visa or a temporary work visa, will be able to work under an experience visa. Canadian Experience Class to gain permanent residence in Canada.

This visa is for people who have worked in Canada for at least 1 year and have good English or French language skills.


Caregivers Visa

The Caregivers Visa is an immigration program for applicants who are able to care for the elderly, children and the disabled. In this program, the applicant should be responsible for the care of the mentioned people. Applicants eligible for a Canada Care Plan visa who have relevant work experience, sufficient knowledge of English or French, and at least one year above the diploma. In the program, the applicant must take care of the elderly, children and the disabled for at least 30 hours a week. If eligible, they must first enter Canada on a temporary work visa and then apply for permanent residency in Canada after three years of full-time work for three years and other conditions.


Sponsorship visa or Canadian family visa

A sponsored visa or Canadian family visa is one of Canada’s policies to bring Canadian citizens closer to their families. As a result, people living in Canada will be able to obtain permanent residency for their family through a Canadian family visa.

To be sponsored on a Canadian family visa, you must be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. These people can apply for a spouse and children, adopted children, brother or sister who have lost their parents or parents and obtain a permanent residence permit for them.


Canadian Provincial Program Visa or PNP

Applicants who unfortunately have not been eligible for the Skilled Workforce Program can still apply for PNP through a Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP) visa to obtain permanent residency in Canada.

In this program, each Canadian province announces its status due to the shortage of manpower in any field and is ready to attract foreign troops. The provincial program also changes the list of jobs according to its needs, thus reducing or increasing the number of applicants. By accepting the candidacy of the province, you can apply for permanent residence.


Canadian Startup Visa

A Startup Visa is a type of visa that can be issued to a permanent resident of Canada if you are eligible. The main condition for obtaining a Canadian start-up visa is to start an innovative company that has the support of one of the organizations approved by the Canadian Immigration Service.


Canadian self-employment visa

The Canada Self-Employment Visa is for people who have skills in business, sports or culture and can start their own business. These people must show and prove their ability in this field.

Applicants for this visa, in addition to proving their work skills, must also prove financial ability and show that they have sufficient financial ability to manage their lives.


Acting through asylum

Asylum is for people who can prove that if they return to their country, their lives are in danger or that they will face problems for religious, political or security reasons. Constantly take action.

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