IEC visa is a great opportunity for people between 18 – 35 to explore Canada, gain work experience, and live the culture but not as a guest.
– Visitor Visa
A visitor visa (also known as a temporary resident visa) is an official document issued by Immigration that is stamped in your passport. It demonstrates that you meet the requirements for entry into Canada. Most visitors to Canada require a visitor visa. You might also require one if you are passing through a Canadian airport on your way to your final destination.
A visitor visa can be obtained either online or on paper. There are three types of visitor visas:
– Visa for a single entry
– Visas on multiple occasions
– Visa Super
A single entry visa allows the rightful holder to enter Canada only once, whereas a multiple entry visa allows you to enter Canada multiple times during the validity period. Visitors to Canada can stay for up to six months. The border services officer at the port of entry may allow you to stay for less than or more than 6 months. If that’s the case, they’ll stamp your passport with the departure date.
Requirements for obtaining a visitor visa:
– Have a valid travel document
– There is no criminal history.
– The individual must be financially secure and provide sufficient evidence of future employment opportunities.
– Have strong ties to the country of residence
– Persuade the immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay.
How Long Can You Stay?
Most visitors can stay in Canada for up to six months. The border services officer at the port of entry may allow you to stay for less than or more than 6 months. If that’s the case, they’ll stamp your passport with the departure date. They may also give you a document called a Visitor extension/visitor record, which will show the date by which you must depart.
To obtain a visitor visa, you must first meet some basic requirements. You must also:
– Possess a valid travel document, such as a passport
– Be in good physical and mental health, and have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
– Convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets, or family—that will take you back to your home country convince an immigration officer that you will leave the country at the end of your visit and have enough money for your stay