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Visitor Visas

The latest news about Canadian tourist visas, which is a type of Temporary Resident Visa that is an official document issued by a Canada visa office. It is then placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident. Tourist visas are also known as visitor visas. There are different types of visitor visas and a certain amount of time a person is allowed to reside in Canada. For more questions on visitor visas/tourist visas, visit our page on Canada visitor visas.

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Apply for a Work Visa While Visiting Canada

By Ella BergquistSeptember 17, 2020
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Many people visit Canada and fall in love with its charm. There are many job opportunities that visitors come across and they may wonder, “Can I change my visitor visa to a work visa to stay in Canada longer?”. The answer used to be, “not really” but now there have been some changes that allow […]

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Canada Resumes Online Visa Application Processing

By CaseyJuly 1, 2020
Visitor Visas

The IRCC has announced that beginning on July 1st, Canada will resume processing all online applications for visitor visas, transit visas and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs). Canada’s travel restrictions still apply, so many people will not be able to travel to Canada at this time. Resuming processing of these visas is an effort to be […]

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Are TRVs (Temporary Resident Visas) Still Being Processed?

By CaseyJune 9, 2020
Visitor Visas

Update 6/9/20: The IRCC announced that Canada will resume the processing of temporary resident visas (TRVs) submitted online as well as electronic travel authorization (eTA) applications on June 9. IRCC also stated it will resume TRV processing online “to the extent possible.” Applications will be prioritized for individuals who are currently eligible to travel based on current travel […]

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Canada Processing Time 2022

By Ella BergquistNovember 21, 2022
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Many times when a foreign national is looking to immigrate to Canada, they want to know how long it will take to get there. Each visa has a different processing time and application process. The processing time for Canadian Visas is defined as how long it takes Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to process […]

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Visitor Visa Applications Suspended in Canada for 21 Days

By SierraApril 20, 2020
Visitor Visas

Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19, many Canadian immigration processes are changing rapidly to help reduce the spread of the virus. Announced on April 10th, 2020, the Canadian government decided to suspend the processing of non-essential visitor visa applications because of current travel restrictions. As of right now, this suspension of visitor visas will run for 21 days […]

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How Coronavirus is Affecting Canadian Immigration Processing Times

By SierraApril 4, 2020
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To manage the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials have announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to Canada. These restrictions will affect immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport applications at this time and differentiate by the situation. The latest updates on Canadian immigration can also be found here Processing Times Like always, the processing […]

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How to Reapply for a Canadian Tourist Visa After Being Rejected

By Ella BergquistJuly 5, 2022
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You may find that applying for a Canadian tourist visa can be difficult to get and in some cases, result in a refusal. If this happens, you should know your options, like reapplying! In addition to reapplying, you could also appeal. Deciding which route to take depends on your personal situation. Here is how to […]

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Can You Change a Tourist Visa to a Permanent Resident in Canada?

By Ella BergquistNovember 22, 2019
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If you are visiting Canada on a visitor visa it is very difficult to turn that visitor visa into permanent residency. In most cases, you would not be able to meet the requirements for permanent residency while in Canada on a visit. In cases where you are able to successfully turn a visitor visa into […]

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Collision Conference 2020

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
Visitor VisasTourist

 What is Collision? Collision is a tech conference held in Toronto, Canada. It is the fastest- growing tech conference in North America and is now entering its fifth year. 25,000 attendees participated in the 2019 Collision conference held from May 20-23. This 2019 Collision was the first time that the conference had been held in […]

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Canada’s Border Control Kiosks Meets Biometric Requirements

By Ella BergquistMarch 6, 2019
Visitor Visas

On March 4, 2019, Vancouver Internationa Airport’s (YVR) Innovated Travel Solutions (ITS) announced that their self-service border control solution, BorderXpress is the first in Canada to be updated to meet the Canadian government’s expanded biometric screening requirements. Back on July 31, 2018, Canada expanded its biometric requirements with their ultimate goal of making legitimate travel […]

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Settling in Canada: Things To Do After You Arrive

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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What Immigrants Should Do Their First Week in Canada If you are planning on immigrating to Canada or if you just received your immigration visa acceptance, there are several things you should review before moving. Newcomers in Canada sometimes need help with settling into this new country. We have compiled several items that you should […]

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Vacation in Ontario: Cottages, Lakes, Romance, Family

By CaseyJuly 20, 2020
Visitor VisasTourist

When traveling to a new country, there are many questions that come to mind. If you aren’t prepared the correct way, you could run into some difficult situations. Here, we will discuss everything you need to know about visiting Ontario, Canada to ease your trip in order for you to have the best time! What […]

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Secrets to a Successful Canada Tourist Visa 2022

By Michael NirenDecember 17, 2021
Visitor VisasTourist

Receiving a Canadian Visitor Visa has been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak at this time, but you can start working on these steps now! To protect Canadians from the outbreak of COVID 19, the Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to Canada. Until further notice, most people cannot travel to Canada, even […]

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Canada Introduces New Travel Requirement for Visitors

By Michael NirenOctober 12, 2015
Visitor VisasTourist

The Government of Canada has introduced a new mandatory travel requirement for the majority of persons arriving in Canada by air. Applications are open now and beginning on March 15, 2016, visitors to Canada arriving by air (including those merely traveling through) will be required to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) from the Government […]

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4 Common Canadian Visitor Visa Mistakes and How to Fix Them

By Michael NirenDecember 29, 2021
Visitor Visas

Thousands of foreign nationals visit Canada each year and are oftentimes refused for various reasons. In some cases, a refusal may be due to the immigration officer assigned to your case making a mistake. In contrast, it can be because the applicant made the mistake themselves. We gathered four of the most common mistakes applicants […]

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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betty klassen

We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!