Every year, more than 35 million people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities our country has to offer, including visiting family and friends. These visitors come to Canada as “temporary residents”. A temporary resident is a foreign national who is legally authorized to enter Canada for temporary purposes.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada processes these applications under several categories:
Temporary residents are subject to various conditions, namely the length of their stay in Canada as set out in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, R183.