Statistics imply, Canada is a country that welcomes more than 35 million temporary residents (non-immigrants) each year. Canada itself had 16 million overnight visitors in the year 2012! Now isn’t that SOMETHING!!! There are over 200 distinct cultures in Canada. The Canadian government aims to preserve and enhance multiculturalism and strives to “promote the understanding and creativity that arise from the interaction between individuals and communities of different origins.”
Every individual who wants to visit Canada requires permission to enter the country as a visitor. They must apply for and be granted a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). Exceptions are the folks from the US as well as visa exempt individuals who wish to enter Canada for a temporary purpose (tourists, temporary foreign workers and international students)
Criminality and medical issues may prevent a visitor from entering Canada. Hence certain applicants may need to undergo a medical examination for Visa approval. Citizens of certain countries may need to provide biometric information. Visitors must also be able to prove their financial wellbeing during their stay in Canada.
It is issued by a Canadian Immigration Visa Office which is not in Canada. It states that the holder has satisfied the visitor requirements for admission to Canada. TRVs may be used for single entries or multiple entries. Tourists are taken in for a period of six months. Determined on a case-by-case basis, temporary overseas employees and overseas students are admitted for changeable interlude of time. Stay annex can be applied if you are within Canada.
Owner of a valid TRV doesn’t guarantee that the Officer at the Canadian Port of Entry will admit the visitor into Canada. All visitors are required to express that the purpose of their visit to Canada is of a temporary nature. Any person, who does not aim to depart Canada at the termination of their visitor condition, can be denied admission at the Port of Entry itself.