Visiting Canada but want to become a Canadian Permanent Resident?

Visiting Canada: General Entry Requirements

According to statistics, every year, more than 35 million people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities this country has to offer.

Depending on where you live, and the reason for your visit, you will need to meet certain entry requirements. In some cases, if you plan to stay in Canada for a certain period of time, you will need a Temporary Resident Visa.

It is a common understanding that you must satisfy an immigration officer that your visit will be temporary and that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit.

What if you want to stay permanently?

However, it is important to note that even if you intend to become a Canadian permanent resident, you are not necessarily precluded from becoming a temporary resident pursuant to the existing immigration law. The key issue is to satisfy the immigration officer that you are willing and capable to leave Canada by the end of the temporary period authorized for your stay, and your desire to work, study, or visit in Canada before or during the processing of an application for permanent resident is legitimate.

If the above is your case, gven the complexity of the law, it is recommended to seek professional’s help to stratergize your application in order to satisfy immigration

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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