Temporary Residence: How does it work?

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Every year, thousands of people from across the globe throng to Canada on a temporary resident permit. You could be one of them.

A temporary visa is for an individual who wishes to be in the country for a defined period of time. However, one can then seek permanent residence after acquiring the temporary one.

Canadian temporary resident permit allows applicants to come to the country on a temporary basis for a variety of reasons ranging from attending an academic institution, working temporarily, tourist, etc.

The following are some of the temporary residence options in Canada


Everything you wanted to know about temporary resident permits in Canada:

Not all immigration professionals are equal. Often times temporary residence permits are rejected due to a variety of reasons. If you plan on getting a temporary residence visa, these are some questions that you should ask your immigration consultant.

  • Am I from a visa-exempt country?
  • How long is my temporary visa valid?
  • When I am in Canada, can I change the status or extend my temporary visa?
  • Will a past criminal conviction impact the decision for my temporary visa and if so, what can I do?

How long does Canadian Immigration take?

An important question to ask before you embark on the immigration journey is “How long will the immigration process take”?

The journey from receiving a temporary residence permit to becoming a Canadian citizen depends on several factors- The long list of documents, government guidelines, etc.

Here are some of the main milestones for this process.

The first milestone is acquiring a temporary visa. This can take up to 12 months, depending on whether you apply for a work visa or a study visa. It also depends on the country from which you apply.

The next milestone is a permanent residence. The time it takes to obtain permanent residence depends on your score. This in turn depends on factors such as trade, age, and English proficiency.

Finally, to become a citizen, you will need to reside in Canada for 183 days out of a four-year period.

Contacting EEP for assessment: Why is this important?

The lawyers at EEP provide legal representation tailored to your individual situation. Our expertise focuses on immigration and visa programs for Canada and the United States.

Partnering with our award-winning immigration team greatly increases the likelihood of achieving your specific immigration or visa goals. Immigration is a complex process that requires strong legal strategy, precise paperwork, and attention to detail. This reduces the risk of wasted time, money, or permanent rejection.

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