A person who
is lawfully in Canada, or seeks to come into Canada, for a temporary
purpose, other than a person who is a Canadian citizen; a permanent
resident; or a person in possession of a permit.
visitor category has three distinct classes:
Persons seeking entry into Canada as ordinary tourists, or who wish
to visit friends and/or relatives in Canada.
Persons who seek entry into Canada in order to study.
Persons who seek entry into Canada to take up temporary employment.
screening of visitors
– it refers to the procedures used to identify persons seeking
admission to Canada who are, or have been, involved in espionage,
subversion, or terrorism.
to maintain and protect the safety and good order of Canadian society
by preventing the admissions of persons who threaten the internal
security of Canada or endanger the lives or the safety of persons in
of Visitor Visa Applications
Forms - Visitor visas are made on three different forms due to the
three distinct classes.
interviews – Visitors will normally be interviewed unless, in the
opinion of the visa officer, an interview is deemed to be unnecessary.
Examination - The visa
officer will record his/her assessment of all the factors, which will
enter into the decision of whether to grant or refuse a visa