“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”
― John G. Diefenbaker, Late Prime Minister of Canada
Intending to visit Canada either to study at McGill University or admire the Niagara Falls or work for a short duration? Then this blog is for you. Here we apprise you of the various types of visas issued by the government and its specific purpose so that you are clear when planning to visit the country for a specific purpose.
Here are the types of Canadian visas issued by the High Commission and consulates in India:
Visitor Visa – The Canadian Tourist visa allows persons to holiday or travel in the country for up to 6 months / 180 days at a stretch. This entitles those who wish to visit the great sites of Canada such as the Rocky Mountains, Niagara Falls, and the leading tourist cities into the country on a short period basis. Canada attracts many tourists on account of its natural beauty and man-made attractions. A person intending to visit the country for these purposes needs to apply for this visa. Or those intending to visit friends and relatives settled there.
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Study Visa – This visa is specifically for those intending to travel to Canada and study in one of its centers of higher learning (undergraduate to post-doctoral). The country has many great universities scattered around the country where many students from around the world gather to learn from the best using the best facilities.
Work Visa – This visa entitles an individual to enter the country on a short-term basis for a work basis. There are 2 types of work permits: open work permits and employer-specific work permits in Canada. Openwork permit – It allows you to work for any employer in the country in any city/region. If, however, an employer is listed by the Canadian government as one who is barred from employing people due to failure to meet conditions and sticking to the rules in the past, then one cannot work for such an employer. Plus working in certain professions such as erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages is not allowed either. Employer specific permit – As the term goes, it allows you to work only for a mentioned/stated employer where it is stated type, place, and duration of work.
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Permanent Residency – Canada invites thousands every year to come and join the ranks of its residents under its permanent residency scheme. This visa/program is for those who wish to migrate to the country for a new life and settle their intending to make it their home on a permanent basis. Young people with good English, superior education, and a career that is in demand in Canada are the ones who get their visa applications processed quickly.
The above list is a comprehensive one under which Indians can apply for specific visa types for specific purposes. If you are seeking to study, work, or live in Canada in the near future, contact us today for a consultation to make your vision come true.