How to Get A Temporary Resident Permit In Canada

How to Get A Temporary Resident Permit In Canada

Temporary Resident Status allows you to visit, work or study in Canada. A Temporary Resident Permit in Canada is also called a visitor’s visa, and can be applied for at the border or port of entry. Temporary Resident Permit Canada

But just because you can apply for a Temporary Resident Permit at the Canadian border or port of entry, doesn’t mean it’s that easy to get one. You have to satisfy all of the requirements for a Temporary Resident Permit, otherwise you could face being turned away at the border – a serious inconvenience.

Keep in mind that in order to work in Canada, you’ll need a Work Permit. To study in Canada, you’ll need a Study Permit.

If you are visiting Canada and are on the list of designated countries, you will need a Temporary Resident Permit. The list of designated countries is available here.

How to Get A Temporary Resident Permit In Canada

Whether or not you are able to obtain a Temporary Resident Permit in Canada depends on the individual immigration officer at the border. That’s why all of your documentation and your application must be error and omission free – you don’t want to be denied and have turn around at the border.

A licensed immigration lawyer can help you make sure that your application and documentation are all filled out properly and in order to ensure you have the best chance of success when applying for a Temporary Resident Permit in Canada.

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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

14 thoughts on “How to Get A Temporary Resident Permit In Canada

  1. Ajay Malhotra

    Hi iam a businessman settled in New Delhi India. I am a frequent traveller and been to Canada also. I want to get settle in Canada and heard of intra company transfree visa. Iam into automobile business for more than 20 years. I want to start or buy a existing business to get settle. Is this is the best option for me. Kindly advice. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ajay, We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  2. Anonymous

    Dear Sirs:

    I am a professional engineer woman who has soffered some difficulties finding job in Chile. I have 2 engineering degrees plus a certificate in energy management from the UofT. I came last year to Canada with a work permit that has expired about 8 months ago. I remained in Canada as visitor for a couple of months, then the second visitor permit was rejected due to financial reasons. I have overcomed that situation (in part) and I have applied for restoration of status 1 month ago. At that time, what I really wanted is applying for temporary resident permit to get an open work permit, but I did not do it because my passport was going to expire in May, 2017 so it would affect the permit lenght (I have applied to renew it yet) . What I really need is an open work permit ASAP, more than a permanent resident status. I want to cancel my restoration of status application and apply for temporary resident permit at the same time as open work permit. I have been called for job interview s in engineering or related fields, but I dont have contacts in Canada to help me with the work permit process. I can get a written job offer maybe. Is it OK to cancel my application of restoration of status to get a TRP and apply for an open work permit?
    Please answer me ASAP.
    Kind regards.
    Yasna Schifferli.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Yasna. Thank you for writing to us. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you given all the circumstances that you have described. We will need to know the exact details of the visas that you have had to ensure that you were always in status. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  3. Claudia

    No i didn’t, its not authomatic i have to apply for a temporary resident visa.do you happen to know the processing time for an Trv? on the immigration website it says 8 days on paper abd 4 online. Is it true?
    If its true then i can apply for it and hope i get it quick.but if not am i authorized to go to the immigration services at the border to get one?
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Claudia. CIC website always gives the most accurate information.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  4. Claudia

    Hi my name is claudia
    Im an international student and a resident of toronto,ontario.
    I have a valid student permit, and im also about to graduate in the next 2 months.
    However i have to be in france very soon and i need yo apply for a temporary resident visa , i would like yo know if it’s possible to go to the Canadian /us border and apply for it right there?
    Cause if i do it online or on papers i know im not gonna be able to make it.
    Also im not from an excempted visa country.
    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Claudia. Thank you for writing to us. When you received your study visa, did you not also receive a multiple entry visa for the same period of timea as the validity for your study visa?
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  5. Victoria Osuya

    hi, i am a resident of Canada and my daughter is a citizen of American, i was wondering if i can apply for temporary visa for her at the border. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Victoria,
      Is the intent of the Temporary Resident Visa so that your daughter can come to Canada to visit? study? work? Each one of these cases is different. As an American citizen with a valid passport, your daughter does not need a visa to come to visit you. I am going to suggest that one of our immigration professionals contact you so that we can get more details on what your daughter’s situation is so that we can give you clear guidance on how to bring your daughter to Canada.
      Sincerely,
      Vahe

      Reply
  6. thanh nguyen

    i was canadian permanent resident .i was sent back to vietnam couple months ago ( ordered deported due to serious criminal in admissbility under section 36(1) a) . my wife is PR and my 2 kids are canadian citizen and my wife is sponsoring me
    i would like to know can i get TRP in next 12 months or do i need to wait the pardon

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Thanh
      It may be possible to get a TRP or an ARC within the next 12 months. It depends on your case. We would have to look into it in more detail to determine what to do.

      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  7. Hez martin

    How long is the processing times for a completed application packet for. a temporary resident permit. Mine was submitted in July and they have not responded to email inquiries. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Hez
      TRP applications can take many months to process and depending on how properly they were prepared, it could be longer. Where was your TRP submitted?
      Best
      Michael

      Reply

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