Foreign national who are not from a visa-exempt country requires Temporary Resident Visa to travel Canada. Visitors who require to obtain a visa must be in possession of the visa when they appear at the Canadian airport or any port of entry.
Visitors are not allowed to work, and not allowed to study longer than 6 months. Visitor must leave Canada on or before the authorization period of stay given by CBSA. However, visitor can apply to extend visitor status before authorization period of stay ends.
Issuance of visitor visa is highly discretionary and inconsistent.
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Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
An eTA is a requirement for all visa-exempt foreign nationals who wish to fly to or transit through Canada. eTA remains valid for 5 years, or expires at the same time passport expires, whichever comes first. It is mandatory to board a Canada-bound plane.
US Citizen do not require a TRV or an eTA; however, Permanent Resident of the US require an eTA.
The Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents to visit family in Canada for up to two years without need to renew or extend the status. Dependents of parents and grandparents are not eligible for the Super Visa.