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Every year, thousands of foreigners flock to Canada on a temporary basis to offset the skill scarcity in various industries or to study at Canadian educational institutions or simply to visit all that Canada has to offer. Temporary residence status refers to people who wish to come to Canada to visit, work or study. They are coming to Canada for a temporary period and are therefore considered visitors.

Do I need a visa to enter Canada?

Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada. Some people may only need a valid passport.

Three (3) main categories for Temporary status

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