DOs & DON’Ts on A Temporary Resident Visa

All visitors are expected to abide by Canadian rules and regulations to ensure they do not run against the law. It is important that when you receive your visa and travel to Canada, you understand the restrictions that apply to the Canadian visitors temporary visa.


You can enter and stay anywhere in Canada based on a valid visitors temporary visa for up to 6 months. Should you require more time than this, you will need to apply for an extension. On no account should you stay more than the identified time given to you without approval, else you could face deportation.

You may carry out business activities that do not require a work permit. This may include business meetings, training, or purchasing goods or services from Canadian companies. However, note that you cannot enter the Canadian labour market on the temporary visa.

You may take a short course in less than six months. It must however not be a prerequisite for a longer academic program.

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