Visitor or Tourist Visa
Nationals of some countries require a visa to visit Canada. If required, a visa must be obtained before your visit to Canada and generally allows you to enter and remain for up to 6 months.
To obtain a visitor visa, an application must be submitted in your country of residence or nationality.
Visa Exempt Countries
If you are visiting Canada by air from a visa exempt country you will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). This must be obtained before coming to Canada.
Visitor on Business
If visiting for Business and planning on staying longer than 6 months or potentially working in the Canadian workforce, a work permit may be required. As a business visitor there may be other considerations when applying for a visa to visit Canada.
Parent & Grandparent Super Visa
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents may apply for a super visa to visit Canada. With a super visa parents and grandparents can remain in Canada for up to 24 months in one visit and as added convenience, the super visa is usually issued for a period of 10yrs – which eliminates the need to reapply for multiple visas for each entry.
A requirement of obtaining a super visa is that applicants obtain medical insurance with minimum coverage of $100,000 and valid for minimum one year. The cost for this usually average between $600 to $1,500 CAD depending on parents’ age, personal health condition and deductible with many insurers offering flexible monthly payment options.