A visitor visa, also referred to as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), is an immigration document that allows foreign nationals to travel to and enter Canada. Visitors are all those persons who are legally authorized to enter the land of Canada but are not Canadian citizens or Permanent residents. People can travel to Canada for the purposes such as:
The Electronic Travel Authorization Canada is a travel document for people from countries that do not need a visa. It is a fast authorization to enter Canada and is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. It is used instead of the Canada Visitor Visa, so it serves the same purpose. Most eTA applications are processed in a few minutes after you submit the application. You will just get an email stating that you were approved for the eTA.
To apply for a Tourist Visa for Canada, you will also have to submit some documents, as follows:
Most of the time, visa is valid until your passport expires. Visitors are allowed a six-month stay from the day they entered Canada. If the officer authorizes a stay of less than six months, they will indicate in your passport the date by which you must leave Canada.
If you want to stay longer than 6 months in Canada with a tourist visa, you will need a visitor visa extension. This extension is called a Visitor Record. You have to apply for a visa extension for Canada (visitor record) at least 30 days before your visitor visa expires.
The Canada visitor visa processing time ranges from 8 to 40 days. However, the processing time is different depending on the country you live in. So, you will have to wait around 1 month for your Visitor Visa to be processed.
With the Canadian Tourist visa, you are allowed to travel around Canada for less than 6 months as long as you are in good financial standing. You are not allowed to get Canadian documents or stay in the country permanently. You are also not allowed to work or study, and you will not be allowed to file for health care or other governmental benefits.