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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
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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 BergquistApril 27, 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 the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to […]

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Visitor Visa Applications Suspended in Canada for 21 Days

By SierraApril 20, 2020
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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 BergquistAugust 29, 2021
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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, but you could also appeal. Deciding which route to take depends on your personal situation. Here is how […]

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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
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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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Eddie de Witt

When you get the opportunity to go to the US for work from abroad, then I would say VisaPlace would be your best option to get all your documents in place. My 5 star feedback is based on the help I received from Danielle Grbic as she was really professional, I would straight away ask for Danielle to be in charge of your process. From the time that Danielle took over my case I felt confident that it will go well and at the end it went smoother than expected. On my own I would never have been able to get this internal work transfer done as a L1 visa and was best for the professionals to take charge. After arriving in the US, Danielle was still happy to assist with documents and advise. A huge thanks to Danielle and VisaPlace

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Sweet Ness

I spoke with Lilly last week and she’s incredible. Very informative and you can tell she definably cares about her job. She wasn’t pushy at all and she’s there to help you figure out if this service is right for you. I’d recommend contacting VisaPlace if you’re thinkin of traveling internationally and you have questions about the different types of permits.

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Peter Gianakas

I had a great experience with Andrew Diamond from The Visa Place. Andrew was very knowledgable and helped us every step of the way. When we had a discrepancy with my spouse’s Visa Andrew helped us navigate the system in the USA. He even offered to speak directly to the customs and border control officer to help us iron out the situation. Overall the experience was very good and smooth. I highly recommend Andrew and his services at The Visa Place.

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Vanessa Gomes

I spoke with Lilly last week and she’s incredible. Very informative and you can tell she definably cares about her job. She wasn’t pushy at all and she’s there to help you figure out if this service is right for you. I’d recommend contacting VisaPlace if you’re thinkin of traveling internationally and you have questions about the different types of permits.

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TK B

Great firm. They helped me with my visa at a reasonable cost. They were very responsive and most importantly compassionate about my situation. I have no hesitation to recommend them to others

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Nirmal Singh

Really the best immigration law firm. I got visa with their help, they helped me at every step. They answered every single question. I ‘d recommend 10/10

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Krista Sparkes

Extremely satisfied with the professionalism, expertise, efficiency, speed and thoroughness at which my file was managed. Fadi & Danielle are true class acts! Their response times were fantastic (especially during a high-stress period), their quality of work was phenomenal, and their willingness to go the extra mile (without hidden costs, no less!) to prepare me for my work permit interview was unmatched. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel as it relates to cross-border services. Highest Regards, Krista