Visitor Visa/Temporary Resident Visa
If you plan to visit Canada for a vacation or to visit family and friends, you may need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), depending on your country of citizenship. You may also require a visa if you are transiting through Canada.
Temporary Resident Visa as a Business Visitor
If you plan to come to Canada for international business activities without directly entering the Canadian labour market, you may apply for a Business Visa.
Electronic Travel Authorization
If you are a citizen of a visa-exempt country and plan to travel to Canada, you will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada by air. The eTA will be electronically linked to your passport and is valid for up to five years. When you arrive, a border services officer will ask to see your passport and other documents. You must convince the officer that you are eligible to enter Canada. The eTA does not guarantee your entry to Canada.
If you are seeking to visit your child or grandchild who is either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada, you may apply for a multiple-entry super visa, which allows you to stay in Canada for a period of up to two years on each entry, and can be valid for a period up to 10 years.
Even if you are a citizen of a visa exempt country, in this situation you must submit a Super Visa application to the Canadian consulate office.