Every year there are five million visitorsí arriving in Canada on different purpose whether as visitorís or tourists, working temporarily and studying. A temporary resident is someone who is not a Canadian citizen but is legally in Canada for a temporary purpose.
These temporary residents are classified as Visitorís visa, Student permit, Work visa either for the Live in Caregiver category, Low Skilled Worker and Temporary resident permit.
Visitorís are foreign national who would like to visit and explore Canada for a short period of time. They need to return to their country after a specified period of time.
However, in most cases, these temporary workers and students must also obtain work permits or study permits prior to engaging in work or study. These permits allow the person to work or study while in Canada, but do not themselves grant admission or status. Once a Temporary Work visa has been issued, a Temporary Worker visa holder will be allowed to live and work in Canada for a specified period of time, generally between 6 months and 3 years. The spouse and children may also be eligible to work and study during the stay. While dependent on the specific job offer, it may be possible to extend the Temporary Work visa for workers seeking to continue working in Canada.
A Foreign Worker may also be eligible to have their application for permanent residence processed during their temporary stay in Canada, allowing them to become permanent residents of Canada, once the application is approved.