Canada Tourist Visa
Depending on your country of citizenship, you may require a visa in order to enter Canada. A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) will permit you to legally enter Canada to visit family and friends or to conduct certain limited business activities as a business visitor.
Foreign nationals who are citizens of certain countries do not require a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada, however, they may require an Electronic Travel Authorization before flying to Canada. Foreign nationals of all other countries must obtain a Temporary Resident Visa prior to entering Canada. Spouses and dependants of those who are temporarily residing in Canada might also be required to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa, depending on their country of origin.
A Temporary Resident Visa does not permit a foreign national to work while in Canada. When deciding which type of immigration document to apply for, the distinction between a Temporary Resident Visa and a Work Permit should be kept in mind. A Temporary Resident Visa allows a foreign national to enter and remain in Canada as a tourist. A Work Permit allows a foreign national to engage in employment in Canada.
Types of Temporary Resident Visas
There are three types of Temporary Resident Visas, they are:
Foreign Nationals Exempt From Obtaining A Temporary Resident Visa
Citizens of certain countries (click here) to see if you are visa exempt
Foreign nationals who plan to visit Canada for more than six (6) months, and who have resided in certain countries within a year prior to their arrival in Canada will be required to undergo a medical examination prior to being granted a Temporary Resident Visa.