|Temporary Status for
Work, Visit or Studies
Persons who are not Canadian residents or Citizens who wish to work,
study or simply visit Canada must apply for "Temporary Status" to
Citizenship and Immigration Canada. These "visitors" must be granted
Visitor visa, or Employment Authorizations if they wish to work
temporarily in Canada; or a Student Authorization if they wish to
study in Canada.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
will deny entry into Canada to all persons who, in the opinion of
the immigration official at the port of entry, do not intend to
leave Canada at the expiry of their Visitor status.
Immigration Canada requires that
Visitors should not have a criminal record or pose a security risk,
should be in good health, and should have sufficient funds to
support themselves during their temporary stay in Canada.
Please also check
Changes to Canada's Immigration Act and Regulations