Vistor Visa &

PNP

Vistor Visa & PNP

 

A visitor is a temporary resident who has been authorized to enter and remain in Canada as a visitor. A visitor is normally authorized to stay for 6 months with a stamp in his/her passport. A visitor cannot work or study unless he/she has obtained a work permit or a study permit or is exempt from a work permit or a study permit. A visitor who stays in Canada shorter or longer than 6 months without working or studying may be given a Visitor Record at the point of entry.

A parent or grandparent who holds a “super visa” to enter Canada as a visitor may be allowed to stay as long as two years. There are special requirements when you are applying for a super visa in addition to norma visa requirements such as proof of medical examination, purchase of medical insurance coverage for at least one year and proof of financial capability of the hosting child or grandchild in Canada.

Provincial Nominee Program

Each province and territory has its own streams and criteria for their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). These can change without notice. 

Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the PNP is different based on whether you apply through the paper-based (non-Express Entry streams) or Express Entry (Express Entry streams) process.

 

If you are applying through the paper-based process

  • You must meet the minimum requirements of one of the province or territory’s non-Express Entry streams.

  • You must be nominated under that stream.

If you are applying through Express Entry

  • You must meet the minimum requirements of a province or territory’s Express Entry PNP stream.

  • You must be nominated under that stream.

  • You must create an Express Entry profile and show that you meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry, including the requirements of one of the immigration programs it covers.