CANADA

CANADA, Embassy of.

 

Address : Level 6, Tower 2, RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Ave., Makati City 0707

Mission Tel. No. : 857-9001

Immigration Tel.: 857-9002 (recorded information)

Mission Fax :  843-1082

Immigration Fax : 843-1094; 843-1096; 857-9176; 857-9177

Website : www.manila.gc.ca

Office days : Monday - Friday

Office hours : Monday – Thursday  8:00 to 16:30

                           Friday : 8:00 – 13:30

 

Immigration and Visa: Open to the public Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 10:00 for inquiries.

 

By Phone

Recorded information on Temporary and Permanent resident Visas is available 24 hours per day at 857-9002. To obtain information on temporary Resident Visa requirements, you may call this free enquiry line: 845-9200. Client service representative are available from M-F (8am-5pm) and Sat (8am-12nn).

Note that this line is for Visa Information Only.

 

In person

The Visa Section is open to public from 8:00 to 10:00, Monday to Thursday, except on embassy holidays, for enquiries that are not case-related, or for enquiries on cases that are beyond the average processing time. Please note that for security reasons, wireless devices are not permitted inside the Embassy.

 

By Fax / By Mail

General and case-specific enquiries as well as additional/requested documents and changes in personal information (address, civil status, etc.) can be sent by fax: 843-1094 or 843-1096 or by mail at:

 

Embassy of Canada:

Immigration and Visa Section

P.O BOX 2168

Makati Central Post Office

Makati City 1200

Philippines

 

Please provide the following information along with your request:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • File number [letter followed by a nine-digit number], if applicable
  • Telephone number, including area code
  • Fax number including area code
  • Mailing address

 

Please note that we will not send an acknowledgement of receipt for documents and information received but we will take appropriate steps. We will reply to enquiries only if the application has exceeded the normal processing time.

 

By e-mail

General and case-specific enquiries as well as additional/requested documents and charges in personal information (address, civil status, etc) can be sent through e-mail.

 

For general information, we will send a reply only if the information you are requesting is not readily available in our website.

 

For case-specific enquiries, we will reply only if the application has exceeded the normal processing time.

 

For additional documents and changes, we will not sent an acknowledgement of receipt but we will take appropriate steps.

 

We ask you to send a message through only one form communication (either email, fax or mail) and to send multiple copies of the same enquiry.

 

Please note that only applicants are entitled to know about the status of their file. If you have a representative, we can inform them only if they have our authorization in writing.

 

Temporary residence applications

Temporary resident visa (visitor visa)

 

Canada welcomes more than 35 million temporary residents (non immigrants0 each year.

 

Unless they are citizens of a visa-exempt country, individuals who wish to enter Canada for a temporary purpose, such as tourists, temporary foreign workers (work permits) and international students (study permits) must apply for must be granted a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).

 

The TRV is a documents issued by a Canadian Immigration Visa Office outside Canada, showing that the holders has satisfied the requirements for admission to Canada as a visitor. Temporary Resident Visas may be for single entry or multiple entries.

 

As a general rule, tourists are admitted for a period of six months. Temporary foreign workers and international students are admitted for varying periods of time, as determined on a case-by-case basis. Extensions may be applied for within Canada.

It is important to note that possession of a Valid Temporary Resident Visa does not necessarily mean that the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Officer at the Canadian Port of Entry will admit the visitor into Canada. At the Port of Entry, all visitors must demonstrate that the purpose if their visit to Canada is of a temporary nature. Citizenship and Immigration Canada Officers at the Port of Entry will deny admission to all persons who, in their opinion, do not intend to leave Canada at the expiry of their visitor status.

 

In addition, criminality and medical issues may prevent a visitor from entering Canada. Visitors to Canada must also be able to prove their ability to support themselves during their intend temporary stay in Canada.

 

 

Temporary resident visa (student permit)

 

If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a student, you must complete the Application to Change Conditions or Extend you stay in Canada, check the expiry date on your study permit, and make sure apply before that date. You should apply for renewal at least 30 days before your current permit expires.

 

If you apply for a renewal of your study permit, and the p[emit expires before you receive an answer, you can continue study in Canada under the same conditions until you receive a decision.

 

You should apply to renew your study permit if you intend to travel outside Canada and your permit will expire while you are travelling.

 

You cannot extend you study permit beyond the expiry date on your passport. If your study permit has expired, and you have not applied for an extension, you must leave Canada.

 

When you apply for a study permit for Canada, you must satisfy the immigration officer who reviews you application that you

  • Will leave Canada after your temporary stay
  • Have been accepted by a recognized school, university or college in Canada.
  • Have enough money to pay for your tuition fees, to support yourself and your family members while you are in Canada, and enough to return home
  • Will be law abiding
  • Have no record of criminal activity (a Police Certificate may be required)
  • Are not risks to the security of Canada.
  • Are in good health (a medical exam may be required)

 

Study permit:

  1. Proof of acceptance
  2. Poof of identity
  3. Proof of financial support
  4. Letter of explanation
  5. TOEFL / EILTS score, if applicable
  6. Visa fee to be payable by Bank draft
  7. Copies of academic Mark sheets and Certificates
  8. Work experience Certificates, if applicable

 

In addition to these documents, you may have to provide other information when you apply for a study permit.

 

If you are not a citizen of the country where you submit your application, you may have to provide proof of your present immigration status in the country where you apply.

 

If the government that issued your passport or travel document requires a re-entry permit, you must obtain one before you apply for a Canadian Visa. Other documents may also be required.

 

 

  1. 1.       Proof of Acceptance

 

If you plan to attend any school (primary or secondary), college, university or other educational institution in Canada, the school must complete and send you a letter of acceptance. You must include the original letter with your study permit application. You can find a standard letter of acceptance in the related links section on your website.

 

  1. 2.       Proof of Identity

 

You must provide:

-          A valid passport (valid for at least one year, from the proposed date of entry into Canada) or travel documents for you and each accompanying family member. The passport or travel documents must allow you to return to the country that issued it. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and Greenland, do not need a passport, but do need proof of status and citizenship, such as a national identity card or an alien registration card.

-          Two recent passport-size photos of you and each accompanying family member. The name and date of birth of the person should be written on the back of each photo. You can find information o photos specification in the related Links section on our website.

 

  1. 3.       Proof of Financial support

 

You must prove that you can support yourself and the family members who accompany you while you are in Canada. You can prove that you have sufficient funds to support yourself in Canada by showing some of the following:

-          Proof of a Canadian Bank account in your name if money has been transferred to Canada;

-          Your bank statements for the past four months;

-          A bank draft in convertible currency

-          Proof of payment of tuition and accommodation fees;

-          A letter and Income Tax papers from the persons or institutions providing you with money;

-          Proof of funding paid within Canada if you have a scholarship or are in Canadanian-funded educational program. Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient liquid assets to pay the tuition fees, living expenses and travelling cost without engaging employment in Canada. Students must demonstrate that they have at least CAD 10,000 plus the cost of tuition for a twelve month period, plus the cost of travelling to and fro Canada. Even Bank n are accepted;

 

The following table shows the minimum amounts that you will need.

All provinces except Quebec

Quebec

Single student Tuition plus $10,000 for a 12-month period (or $833 per month) Tuition plus $9,600 for a 12-month period (or $800 per month)
+ one family member $4,000 for 12-month period (or $ 333 per month) 60% of student base (from above) or $5,740 for a 12-month period (or $478 per month)
+each additional family member $3,000 for a 12-month period per dependent child of any age (or $255 per month) 40% of student base (from above) or $3,840 for a 12-month period (pr $320 per month)

If they are foreign exchange control measures in your country, you must provide proof that the exchange control authorities will allow you to export funds for all your expenses.

 

  1. 4.       Letter of Explanation

In some cases, you may wish to apply for a study permit even if you do not need one right away. There are benefits to having a study permit, even if you do not require one. If you have a valid study permit, you can:

-          Work part time on campus at the college or university at which you are registered as a full-time student; and

-          Apply to renew your study permit from within Canada, if you decide to continue studying in Canada.

 

If you decide that you want to continue your studies in another program after you complete your short-term course or program, you must apply through a Canadian Visa office outside Canada for a study permit if you do not already have one.

 

If you are applying for a study permit even through you do not need one, you should include a letter that explains why you are applying. The letter will inform the visa officer that you understand your options. For example, the letter might say:

 

“Dear Visa Officer, I would like a study permit for my Eight-week English course because I would like to apply to a Canadian-university program after I finish the English course.”

 

Time required to issue visa:

 

The length of time it takes to finalize applications may be different at different visa offices. You should contact your nearest consulate for more information.

 

Temporary work permit

 

Requirements for a Temporary Work Permit to Canada

 

When you apply for a temporary work permit to Canada, you must satisfy the visa officer who reviews your application that you

  • Will leave Canada at the end of your work permit
  • Have enough money to support yourself and family members while you are in Canada, and enough to return home
  • Do not intend to work in Canada unless authorized
  • Will be law abiding
  • Have no record or criminal activity (a Police Certificate may be required)
  • Are not a risk to the Security of Canada
  • Are in good health (a medical exam may be required)

 

Documents required Applying for a Temporary work Permit for Canada

 

In general the following documents are required to apply for a temporary work permit for Canada. Check the information provided in the application kit carefully for details and in case there are other documents required for your specific circumstances. They may also be additional local requirements, so contact your local visa office to verify that you have all the required documents before submitting your application for a temporary work permit.

  • Proof of identity – a valid passport or travel document for you and each family member accompanying you. If the country that issued your passport requires a re-entry permit, you must have one before you apply for temporary work permit for Canada. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States, Saint Pierre, and Miquelon and Greenland do not need passports, but do need of proof of status and citizenship. You must also supply passport –size photos.
  • Proof of Employment in Canada – a written job offer or contract from your prospective employer.
  • Proof of Qualifications – proof that you meet the requirements of the job, including educational requirements and work experience
  • HRDSC Confirmation – if required for your job, your prospective employer must get a labour market opinion and confirmation from Human resources and Skills Development Canada (HRDSC) and provide you with the file identifier number.
  • Quebec Certificate of acceptance (CAQ) – required if you are planning to work temporarily in the province of Quebec check the Ministere de Immigration et des  Communautes culturalles site for details.
  • Immigration status in country of application – if you are not a citizen of the country in which you are applying, you must provide proof of your current immigration status.

 

You must also produce any additional documents requested.

 

How to apply for a temporary Work permit For Canada

 

To apply for a temporary work permit for Canada:

  • Download the temporary work permit application kit and guide (in PDF). You can also contact the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for your area to have a temporary work permit application kit mailed to you.
  • Read the guide carefully. Processing fees for temporary work permit applications are not refundable, so be sure you are eligible for a temporary work permit and can meet the requirements before you apply.
  • Complete the form and attach the required documents. If you don’t follow all the instructions or don’t provide the necessary documents, your application could be returned to you or delayed. Sign and date your application. Double check that you have completed the application fully and you have enclosed all the required documents. Make a copy of your application for your own records.
  • Pay the fee and get an official receipt. Check with your local visa office on fees and how to pay them
  • Submit your application. For details on accepted methods of submitting your application, consult the visa office responsible for your area.

 

Processing Times for Applications for temporary Work Permits for Canada

 

Processing times vary greatly depending on the visa office responsible for processing your temporary Work Permits application. The Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada maintain statistical information on processing times to give you an idea of how long applications at different visa offices have taken in the past to use as a general guideline.

Citizens of certain countries may need to complete additional formalities which could add several weeks or longer to the normal processing time. You will be advised if these requirements apply to you.

 

If you require a medical exam, it could add several months to the application processing time. While generally no medical exam is required if you plan to stay in Canada for less than less months, it does depends on the type of job you will have and where you have lived for the past year. A medical exam and a satisfactory medical assessments will be required if you wish to work in health services, child care, or primary or secondary education. If you want to work in agricultural occupations, a medical exam will be required if you have lived in certain countries.

 

If you require a medical exam, a Canadian Immigration officer will tell you and send you instructions.

 

Live-in caregivers work permit

 

To work as a live-in caregevier in Canada, you must make an application to the Live-In caregiver Program. If your application is successful, you will receive a work per it.

 

Obtain a Positive LABOUR market Opinion (LMO) from your employer

 

The first step is for your employer to send an application for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada(HRSDC?SC). If the employer meets all the HRSDC?SC Live-In Caregiver Program requirements, he will be issued a positive LMO.

 

The positive LMO confirms that:

  • There is a need for this job in Canada and the employer can be proceed to hire a foreign worker to do it.
  • The wages and working conditions offered by the employer meet provincial employment standards and are equivalent to the wages paid to Canadians in the same occupation.

 

HRSDC/SC will advice you employer to send you a copy of the positive LMO and employment contract

 

Sign a written contract with your future employer

 

You and your employer must sign a written employment contract.

 

You must submit the sign contract, together with the positive LMO issued to your employer, with your work permit application.

 

This must be the same employment contract submitted to HRSDC/SC by your employer, unless you provide an explanation of any changes ( for example, a new start date0.

 

The written employment contract will ensure there is a fair working arrangement between you and your employer. The employment contract must demonstrate that the Live-in caregiver Program requirements are meets by including a description of:

 

  • Mandatory employer-paid Benefits, including:
    • Transportation to Canada from your country of permanent residence or the country of habitual residence to the location of work in Canada
    • Medical insurance coverage provided from the date of your arrival until you are eligible for provincial health insurance
    • Workplace safely insurance coverage for the duration of employment
    • All recruitment fees, including any amount payable to a third-party recruiter or agents hired by the employer that would otherwise have been charged to you.
  • Job duties
  • Hours of work
  • Wages
  • Accommodation arrangements (including room and board)
  • Holiday and sick leave entitlements
  • Termination and resignation terms

 

A contract template is provided below. Your contract does not have to look exactly like this, but it must contain all the information and clauses indicated as mandatory.

 

The use of an alternative contract format may delay the processing of the LMO application as HRSDC  and Service Canada officers will need to determine if the contract complies with LPC requirements.

 

  • Live-in Caregiver Program: Contract Template the contract template is different for the province of Quebec and is available on the ministere de Immigration et des Communautes Culturelles (Quebec Immigration) website.

 

Travel document for permanent resident

 

A Travel Document, issued by a Canadian Immigration Visa Office, in certain circumstances, serve the same purpose as a Canadian Permanent Resident card.

 

As a general rule for travel to Canada, all commercial carriers require Canadian Permanent Residents to show their Permanent Resident Card before boarding.

 

Canadian Permanent Residents, who are outside of Canada, and not in possession of a Canadian permanent Resident card, may apply at a  Canadian Immigration Visa Offices for a Travel Document that will enable them to be transported back to Canada by a commercial carrier.

 

Before issuing a Travel Document, the Canadian Immigration Visa Officer must be able to confirm, from the documents submitted, the identity of the applicant and that the applicant was once a Canadian Permanent Resident. In addition, the Canadian Immigration Visa Officer must be satisfied that the applicant has complied with the Residency obligations of Canadian Permanent residents.

 

Individuals, who can get to a Canadian Port of Entry, other than by commercial carrier, do not require a Travel Document or Canadian permanent resident Card.

 

Skilled workers, entrepreneurs and self-employed

 

Canada is in need for skilled professionals in almost all fieds. A simple to calculates, yet tough to meet Point System is in Place. We invite you to fill out our assessment form from the top menu, to get an initial opinion on your chances.

 

For discussion purposes, basic requirements to qualify in this category are:

  • Higher education (Normally a Bachelor’s degree or a minimum Three year Diploma)
  • Work Experience (Minimum 1 year in a “Listed Occupation”, but preferably four years of experience is needed)
  • High Proficiency in English or French (Canada demands very high proficiency, especially in English) consult with us to know more about this requirement and what you may do to prove your English level. Normally, an IELTS exam is required in most cases.
  • Age: Candidates must ideally 21-49 years of age
  • Spouse’s education: if your spouse has a college diploma or a degree, your points are significantly improved.
  • Biological relative living in Canada. Although, not mandatory, this factor awards some bonus points to you
  • Canadian Education :  Although not mandatory, this factors awards some bonus points to you
  • Canadian Work Experience : Although not mandatory, this factors awards some bonus points to you.

 

At present the Pass Mark is 67, subject to change with very short notice

 

Visa officers reserve the final right to accept or refuse you application based on you documentation and completeness of application. If application is considered:”not complete” it may be return to you without any record at the visa office. Just as the applicant, “immigration visa officers’ are humans too, they also makes mistakes in rendering a decision. Most of them are locally hired from the country where your application is being processed. These are called “designated Immigration Officers” who are not native Canadians and often do not offer any emotional or goodwill gestures to approve a board line application. Once your application is refused by an officer, the file cannot be re-opened. There are only two choices:

 

  1. Legal appeal (Judicial Review) by an Canada Immigration judge.
  2. Make a Fresh Immigration Application with fresh supporting documents.

 

Both of the above noted processes can range from 1-3 years.

 

So you are sure, you want to take the risk of submitting an In-complete application or siply under-estimate certain information of document that may delay your application 3-4 years drift further away from your goal?

 

It is advisable to take legal counsel and depend on the experience and legal interpretation expertise from our Team BEFORE you submit your application, if you are looking for a powerful legal protection, ensuring that your rights are protected during the entire immigration process, and then contact us.

 

Disclaimer: above noted information should not be construed as a legal document or a legal opinion. Individual points may vary from one applicant to another and all selection factors must be discussed and clarified in detail before finalizing submission of your application.

 

 

 

 

 

Investors

 

Mandatory Conditions for the Immigrant Investor Programs of Canada or Quebec

  1. -  Demonstrate a minimal Net Worth of 1,600,000$ Canadian (no need to sell any assets)
  2. -  Demonstrate 2 years of Management experience or Business ownership in the last 5 years
  3. -  Make a passive investment () through the government of 800,000$ Canadian for 5 years without receiving any interest or pay a 1 time financing fees of 220,000$ CAD and avoid making the Investment.

 

1)      The Passive Investment is a government bond, you do not select you own investment.

 

In order to visit the Immigrant Investor Program by VIP Business Immigration, please visit on the following link to enter the Investor Program official website Immigration Investor Program

 

Provincial Nominees

 

Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in that province. If you choose to immigrate to Canada as a Provincial Nominee, you must first apply to the province where you wish to settle and complete its provincial nomination process. The process will consider your application based on its immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there.

 

Here are the list of the province and territories currently participating in this program. Since the criteria vary among the provinces, you should visit their websites for more information.

 

  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories

 

After you have been nominated by a province or territory, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will assess your application based on Canadian immigration regulations.

 

You will have to pass a medical examination and security and criminal checks. You can find more information on both of these topics in the I Need To…on our website.

 

Provincial nominees are not assessed on the six selection factors Federal Skilled Workers Program.

 

 

How to apply for your temporary resident visa

Apply for a work permit

  1. Obtain an application kit
  2. Read the Guide
  3. Complete the application form and attach the necessary documents
  4. Pay the fee and get the necessary receipt
  5. Mail the application form and documents.

 

  1. 1.       Obtain an application kit

 

To obtain the application kit, visit the website of the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for your area for further information. The application kit and instruction are specific to eac country and have specific information for those applicants. The requirements and documents may be different depending on the country you are applying from.

 

  1. 2.       Read the Guide

 

Read the guide carefully before you complete the application form. The fee for processing your form is not refundable, so make sure you are eligible to get a live-In caregiver work permits before you apply.

 

  1. 3.       Complete the application form and attach the necessary documents

 

Read the instructions on the application form and be sure to provide the required documents. The application kit tells you which documents you need to include. If information or documents are missing, your application may be include:

 

  • Your diplomas, school certificates or transcript listing the courses you have taken. You could be disqualified from the program if you are not honest about your education, training and experience.

 

  • Information about your marital status and the number of children you have. This information will not affect the outcome of your application for a work permit.

 

  • Fee payment in an acceptable format. Verify acceptable methods of payment with the visa office responsible for your area.

 

  • Read about the other requirements in your application kit. The documents required may be different depending on the country you apply from.

 

  1. 4.       Pay the fee and get the necessary receipt

 

The fee is CAN$150.

 

You should follow the instructions in the application kit and on the website of the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for your area. The instructions in the application kit will tell you how and where to pay.

 

  1. 5.       Mail the application form and documents

 

You will find more information on how to apply for a live-in caregiver work permit from the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for your area.

 

Your live-in caregiver work permit allows you to work in Canada as a Live-in Caregivers. The work permit may be valid for up to four years and three months. You must renew your work permit

 

Visitor visa applications cannot be submitted directly to the Embassy. Only

those in possession of valid Work Permits (including Live-in Caregivers) or

Study Permits applying for re-entry visa can submit their applications directly

to our office before it expires.

 

There will also be costs of a medical examination before being approved to enter Canada and receive their work permit.

 

Check to see if you need a passport and a temporary resident visa.

 

If you are a citizen or permanent resident of one of the countries listed below, you do not need a passport or a temporary resident visa to enter Canada. However, you must provide proof of citizenship or permanent residence, such as a national identity card or an alien registration card. This applies to citizens or permanent residents of:

  • The United States
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Greenland

 

If you come from any other country, you will need a passport.

 

To find out if you need a temporary resident visa, see the list of countries whose citizens need a visa to come to Canada. Requirements for travel documents may be different depending on your country. Before travelling, you check with your country’s government for this information.

 

If you need a temporary resident visa as well as a work permit, the visa officer will issue them at the same time (if your application is approved)

 

Get more information on the temporary resident visa.

 

Processing Time

 

How long it takes to process you application varies depending on the visa office where you applied.

 

For more information, see application processing times.

 

 

An interview with a visa officer

 

You may need to go for an interview with a visa officer.

 

For more information about interviews, see Temporary Resident visa – After Applying.

 

A medical examination

 

You might need a medical examination to be allowed to enter Canada. If you do, a Canadian Immigration Officer will tell you and will send you instructions about what to do. A medical examination can add more than three months to the processing time of your application.

 

For more information, see medical examinations

 

 

Using a representative

 

You do not need a representative to help you apply to visit or to immigrate Canada. Whether you use a representative is personal choice.

 

For more information on representatives, see selecting an immigration representative.

 

Types of Resident Visas

 

 

There are three types of temporary resident visas for Canada:

  • Single entry visa – allows you to enter Canada just once. It can also be used to repeat entries from the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon during the time validated for your stay in Canada as long as you do not enter another country. A single-entry visa is normally valid for 6 months.
  • Multiple entry visa – allows you to enter Canada as many times as you wish for the time validated for your stay in Canada.
  • Transit visa – required when you will be in Canada for 48 hours or less on your way to another country.

 

Where do I apply? Applicants for Permanent residence

You must apply in your country of residence, your country of nationality or the country where you have been legally admitted for al least one year.

 

Applicants for Temporary Resident Visas, Study permits and work permits

A letter and Income tax Papers from the person or institutions providing you with money:

-          Proof of funding paid from within Canada if you have a scholarship or are in a Canadian-funded educational program. Applicant must demonstrate that they have sufficient liquid assets to pay the tuition fees, living expenses and travelling costs without engaging in employment in Canada. Students must demonstrate that they have at least CDN $10,000 plus the cost of tuition for a 12-month period, plus the cost of travelling to and from Canada. Even bank Loans are accepted;

 

 

Applicants for travel Documents (permanent Residence Abroad)

 

If you are a permanent resident outside of Canada and you need proof of status so that you can return to Canada, you should apply at the Canadian visa office serves the country you’re in.

 

How long is the visa valid for?

Student visas and authorization are valid for the duration of the program of Study.

 

If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a student, you must complete the Application to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada. Check the expiry date on your study permit, and make sure you apply before that date. You should apply for renewal at least 30 days before your current permit expires.

 

If you apply for a renewal of you study permit, and the permit expires before you receive an answer, you can continue to study in Canada under the same conditions until you receive a decision.

 

You should apply to renew your study permit if you intend to travel outside Canada and your permit will expire while you are travelling.

 

You cannot extend your study permit beyond the expiry date on your passport. If your study permit has expired, and you have not applied for an extension, you must leave Canada.

 

How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada

 

To apply for a temporary resident visa for Canada:

  • Download the temporary resident application kit and guide (in PDF). You can also contact the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for your area to have a temporary resident visa application kit.
  • Read the guide carefully before you complete the application form. The fee for processing your form is not refundable, so make sure you are eligible to get a live-In caregiver work permits before you apply.
  • Complete the form and attached the required documents. If you don’t follow the instructions or don’t provide the necessary documents, your application should be delayed. Sign and date your application. Double check that you have completed the application fully and that you have enclosed all the required documents. Make a copy of your application for your own records.
  • Pay the fee and get an official receipt.  Check with your local visa office on fees and how to pay them.
  • Submit your application. For details on accepted methods of submitting your application, consult the visa office responsible for your area.

 

Citizenship through the Permanent Residency Canada

 

Canadian Citizenship is one of the most prized opportunities in the world. Citizenship allows lawful permanent residents and applicants who have certain ties to Canada to apply to become citizens and be eligible to obtain a Canadian passport.

 

Citizenship through Permanent Residency favours applicants who meet the age, permanent residence; time lived in Canada, language, character and knowledge of Canada requirements. The citizenship through Permanent Residency allows applicants the opportunity to become citizens of Canada and apply for a Canadian passport. The citizenship ceremony is the final step in becoming a Canadian citizen. During the citizenship ceremony, applicants will be asked to take an oath of citizenship and will receive their certificate Canadian Citizenship.

 

CITIZENSHIP THROUGH PERMANENT RESIDENCY BASIC REQUIREMENTS

 

To become a Canadian citizen through permanent residency, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old of age (or 14 years older with parent)
  • Must possess Canadian permanent resident status
  • Must meet the residency requirements for time lived in Canada
  • Must possess a working knowledge of one of Canada’s official languages(English/French);
  • Must not pose a security threat or possesses a criminal history;
  • Must undergo a knowledge test to confirm the applicant’s knowledge of some basic facts about Canada and Canadian citizenship.

 

Certain exemptions apply to the above requirements for applicants below 18 and above 54 years of age.

 

CITIZENSHIP THROUGH PERMANENT RESIDENCY ENTITLEMENTS

 

An applicant who is granted citizenship through permanent residency will be entitled to rights and freedoms including legal rights, equality rights, mobility rights, and aboriginal people’s rights, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to peaceful assembly. They will also have to obey Canada’s laws, express their opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others in the community, care for and protect our heritage and environment, and eliminate discrimination and injustice. Another privilege is the right to vote to have a say in the political leadership of Canada.

 

CITIZENSHIP THROUGH PERMANENT RESIDENCY PROCESSING TIME AND COSTS

 

Our Fees

Advanced Migration Service**                                                                  US$399

Premium Migration Service**                                                                    US$1499

 

Government Fees

Application Fee                                                                                                 C$200

Partner Application Fee                                                                                                C$200

Dependents Application Fee                                                                      C$200

 

Requirements for a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada

 

When you apply for a temporary resident visa for Canada, you must satisfy the visa officer who reviews your application that you

  • Will leave Canada after your temporary stay
  • Have enough money to support yourself and family  members while you are in Canada, and enough to return home
  • Do not intend to work or study I  Canada unless authorized
  • Will be law abiding
  • Have no record criminal activity( a Police Certificate may be required)
  • Are not risk to the security of Canada
  • Are in good health (a medical exam may be required)

 

You passport should be valid for at least 3 months from  your intended date of arrival in Canada, since the validity of a temporary residents visa cannot be longer than the validity of a passport. If you passport is getting close to expiring, then have renewed before you apply for a temporary resident visa.

 

You must also produce any additional documents requested to establish that you are admissible to Canada.

 

How to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa for Canada

 

To apply for a temporary resident visa for Canada:

  • Download the temporary resident application kit and guide (in PDF). You can also contact the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for your area to have a temporary resident visa application kit.
  • Read the guide carefully before you complete the application form. The fee for processing your form is not refundable, so make sure you are eligible to get a live-In caregiver work permits before you apply.
  • Complete the form and attached the required documents. If you don’t follow the instructions or don’t provide the necessary documents, your application should be delayed. Sign and date your application. Double check that you have completed the application fully and that you have enclosed all the required documents. Make a copy of your application for your own records.
  • Pay the fee and get an official receipt.  Check with your local visa office on fees and how to pay them.
  • Submit your application. For details on accepted methods of submitting your application, consult the visa office responsible for your area.

 

I have pending immigrant application. Can I apply for a temporary resident visa?

 

NEW: We have introduced a new Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada [IMM 5257] form. It comes with additional forms and an instruction guide. Please read the guide carefully as it contains important information on how to complete the form.

 

All applicants must complete and sign their own individual form, including persons travelling as a family. Applicants who are under age of 18 years must have their form signed by a parent or guardian.

 

Effective January 15, 2011, the only TRV application form that will be accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada is the new Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada [IMM 5257] form.