Functional guidance on temporary residents: Table of contents

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

General visa requirements

What is a temporary resident visa (TRV)?

Types of visas

Intake: process for applying

Processing: eligibility / admissibility

Validity, extensions and restoration of status

Electronic travel authorization (eTA)

Temporary resident permits (TRPs)

Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Work permits

Applying for a work permit

Authorization to work without a work permit

Unique work situations


Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and LMIA exemptions

International agreements

Canadian interests

Significant benefit
Reciprocal employment
Designated by the Minister

Special initiatives and pilot projects

Quebec applicants

Provincial nominees or Permanent resident applicants

Eligibility, validity, renewals and extensions


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