Canadian Visa

Receiving a Canadian visa means you have met the requirements needed and you are eligible to be granted legal entry into Canada either temporarily or permanently. Citizens from about 148 countries would need a visa to gain entry into Canada, for work or visit.

Visa Extension and Processing Time in Canada

If you intend to extend your Canadian visa, it is advisable to do so 30 days before your current visa expires so you don’t have to have to leave the country and then reapply for a new visitor visa. To process your visa extension in Canada it will take about 2-3 months. During the processing period, you can remain in Canada until your confirmation letter for extension has been granted.

Canada Immigration Visa Types and requirements

Spouse Visa Canada

As a Canadian citizen, you are able to bring your spouse to join you in Canada on a spouse visa if you meet the requirements and can support them financially without social assistance from the government. The processing time of a spouse visa is usually about 1 year.

Business Visa Canada

• The business visa is for people coming into Canada for business purposes, this visa allows them to stay in Canada for a 6 months period. To be eligible for a Canadian business visa, you have to meet the requirements. The Canadian Business visa falls into 3 categories which are: • The start-up Visa • The self-employed Immigrant Visa and • The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Visa

Investor Visa Canada

There are entrepreneur and investor visa options for people looking to migrate to Canada as an investor or an Entrepreneur.

Work Visa Canada

Foreigner workers looking to work in Canada should have an approved job offer and a work permit before entry. The Canada work visa is issued under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the idea behind TFWP is to enable employers recruit foreign workers.

Student Visa Canada

A Canadian study permit is required to study in Canada, and it can be renewed if your course or program last longer than 6 months. A student permit allows you to work part-time if you are a full-time student in an accredited university.

Residence Visa

A Canadian residence visa could be the Temporary Residence Visa or the Permanent Residence Visa depending on the type you are applying for. Obtaining a Canada permanent residence Visa can mean you are entitled to most rights as Canadian citizens. To be eligible for this visa type, you must have a temporary resident permit and must have lived in Canada for a period of 3-5 years.

Working Holiday Visa Canada:

Is a temporary work permit given to young individuals looking to secure a job in Canada. A working holiday visa can be applied for through the International Experience Canada (IEC) to give you an opportunity to work and travel in Canada. The Working Holiday Visa is usually valid for 12-24 months.

Fiance Visa Canada

The Canadian spouse Visa is granted to spouses of Canadian Citizens or Canadian Permanent resident. If you are applying for a spousal visa from outside of Canada, you will be issued a Canadian spouse visa and become a permanent residence and if you are a spouse already in Canada, you can be given permanent residence as long as all requirements are fulfilled.

Visitor Visa Canada

A visitor visa is a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for foreign nationals to gain entry into Canada. You will be issued a single-entry visa or a multiple entry visitor visa irrespective of your motive for coming into the country. Whether you are coming as a student, visitor or a temporary worker.

Retirement Visa for UAE residents

Retirement Visa for UAE residents: a 5-year long-term residence visa can be issued to retired residents who are 55 years and above. There are 3 conditions out of which you must be able to fulfill at least one of the conditions with as a retiree, such as:

Canada Work Permit

For foreign skilled workers looking to come into Canada to work, you are required to have an employment offer from a Canadian company and a temporary work permit.

Work permit extension and processing time

You will need to apply for a work permit extension 30 days before it expires if you intend to continue working in Canada by filling a Work Permit Extension Application Form. You are allowed to continue working until your work permit extension application result is known. The processing time of your work permit extension could take longer than 30 days.

Permanent Residence (PR) Application and Requirements in Canada

Having a Canadian Permanent Residence visa means you are entitled to most of the same rights and responsibility as Canadian Citizens. However, there are still a few rights you are not entitled to as a permanent residence visa holder. Which includes the right to vote, and secondly, if you commit a serious crime you will face deportation.

You can apply for a Permanent Residence permit if you are eligible by meeting up with the requirements and complete a Permanent Residence application form. A permanent residence application can be complex and intense, that is why it is important to get a professional immigration firm to assist you with the processes. At Reiss Edwards we can help you get your PR card.

There are some requirements you will need to obtain a permanent residence such as;

  • When you get offered a job in UAE it is important to check if your offer letter is valid. A valid offer letter starts with ST followed by digits.
  • Your employment visa will be sent to you by your employer after you have signed your offer letter
  • In the Labor laws of UAE, all your recruitment expenses will be handled by your employer.
  • Do a proper check that the company exists before you sign an offer letter by looking up the company in the National Economic register.
  • You cannot be issued a residence visa out the UAE, you have to be in the country on a valid entry permit.
  • An Independent employment visa do not exist.
  • You can check for entry permit and visa fees on the official website.

Canada Citizenship – How to Apply

Applying for a Canadian Citizenship, you must meet up to the required criteria.

To apply for Citizenship in Canada you should:

  • Be a permanent resident.
  • Know how to speak and write in at least 1 Canada’s official languages with proof.
  • Must pay any income tax owed.
  • As a Permanent residence, you should have lived in Canada for a minimum of 3 years in a 5years period of time.

Canadian citizenship practice test

Studying for your Canadian Citizenship test is important as there are things you need to know to help you write your citizenship test.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your Citizenship Test.


You should study in advance.


Read about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.


Get yourself enrolled in a Citizenship Class.


Take online test, it will help prepare you for the real test.


Get the required documents ready.


Confirm the address of the venue.


Confirm the date and time.


Be prompt on the set date of your test.


And remember to read and understand the questions given.

Dual Citizenship

Dual citizenship refers to a situation where an individual is a lawful citizen of two countries. There are some countries that allow dual citizenships while for other countries, it is mandatory to renounce any other citizenship from to obtain theirs. However, to get a Canadian Citizenship you are not mandated to renounce your citizenship and the law permits you to have two or more citizenship.

Canada Visa Fees

The amount of each visa fees is given below in Canadian dollars;

Work Permit

CAD 100

Maximum fee for groups of performing artists and their staff

Visitor record (including extensions)

CAD 75

Study permit (including extensions)

CAD 150

Work permit (including extensions)

CAD 155

Visitor visa – maximum fee for family

CAD 500

Visitor visa – single entry or multiple entry (including extensions)

CAD 100

Status restoration fee

CAD 200

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