Visiting Canada but want to become a Canadian Permanent Resident?

Visiting Canada: General Entry Requirements

According to statistics, every year, more than 35 million people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities this country has to offer.

Depending on where you live, and the reason for your visit, you will need to meet certain entry requirements. In some cases, if you plan to stay in Canada for a certain period of time, you will need a Temporary Resident Visa.

It is a common understanding that you must satisfy an immigration officer that your visit will be temporary and that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit.

What if you want to stay permanently?

However, it is important to note that even if you intend to become a Canadian permanent resident, you are not necessarily precluded from becoming a temporary resident pursuant to the existing immigration law. The key issue is to satisfy the immigration officer that you are willing and capable to leave Canada by the end of the temporary period authorized for your stay, and your desire to work, study, or visit in Canada before or during the processing of an application for permanent resident is legitimate.

If the above is your case, gven the complexity of the law, it is recommended to seek professional’s help to stratergize your application in order to satisfy immigration

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

Tags: Canadian immigration

About Fadi Minawi

Fadi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Toledo College of Law. He is called to the New York State Bar and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving as the Media Liaison for the Canadian Chapter of AILA. Fadi has extensive experience in US immigration matters and is the firm’s lead in the area of US immigration. He is specialized in corporate and family immigration, as well as issues dealing with US inadmissibility.

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