If you want to travel to Canada, you need a visitor visa. You need a visitor visa even when you are travelling through a Canadian airport on your way to your final destination.
A visitor visa, also referred to as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), is an immigration document that allows foreign nationals to travel to and enter Canada. Unless you are from a visa-exempt country, you will need a visitor visa to enter Canada whether you are coming as a student, temporary worker, or simply to visit.
Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. Border services officer will put a date you need to leave by in your passport. If they don’t put a stamp in your passport, you can stay for 6 months from the date you entered Canada or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.
Eligibility for Visitor Visa:
To be eligible for a visitor visa, the applicant must
have a valid travel document, like a passport.
be in good health.
have no criminal or immigration-related convictions.
have ties – such as a job, home, financial assets or family- that will take you back to your home country.
financial proof that you can support yourself in Canada.
"You may need a medical exam and an invitation letter from someone who lives in Canada."
As the name suggests, this form of a visitor visa to Canada will only allow the applicants to enter Canada once in line with the validity of a visa.
You can apply for this visa six months before the travel date.
Suitable for travellers who want to attend a business meet or a special event in Canada.
If you want to re-enter Canada, you need to apply for a visitor visa again, even if your visa is valid.
Once the Applicant gets a visitor visa, generally, it will be for Multiple Entry. They can come in and out of Canada as much as they want before the visa expires.
It will be valid for ten years from the date you receive the visa or one month before the expiry of your Travel document (Passport).
You can stay in Canada continuously for six months.
You must arrive in Canada on or before the expiry of your visa.