The first step in applying for a Canadian visa is to know the different categories of visas offered by the government and which one is the best fit for you. If you don’t understand the different kinds of visas or your documentation is insufficient, you’ll probably end up with a visa rejection. This could delay your immigration process or force you to drop out of your school if you’ve been accepted as a student at a Canadian university.
Canadian Student Visa
The Canadian student visa is the most sought-after visa in the country due to the number of international students entering each year. A subtype of this visa called the Canada Study Permit allows international students to study in Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) in Canada. The confusing thing about this visa is its subcategories that depend on the duration and the kind of courses you’ll take in Canada. If your study duration is less than 6 months, you’ll need to apply for the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). If it’s more than that, you’ll need a Canadian Student visa, and if you’re going for some specialized education, then you’ll need the Study Permit.
The Permanent Residency Visa
If you wish to get settled in Canada after your education, you’ll need to apply for permanent residency. There are many subtypes of this visa as well. For instance, if you wish to launch a business, you’ll need to apply for the startup visa program. If you want to expand your established business in Canada, you need a business visa.
Additionally, if you have family members living back home, you can bring them here through the Family sponsorship program, or if you need a caretaker for a disabled member, you can apply through the live-in caregiver program. All these options can be a bit confusing, so it’s better to research your case properly before selecting a program.
Other Types of Visas
Aside from these common visa types, the Canadian government also offers many other special permits. Such as the Provincial Nominee Program that lets immigrants from conflict-ridden countries enter Canada for better opportunities. There’s also the Express Entry Program for skilled workers and tradesmen from different industries to enter Canada and boost their economy. For tourism purposes, visas depend on factors like the duration of your stay or the age of the applicant. Lastly, there is a separate category of visas for employed people depending on the duration and nature of employment.
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