Visiting Canada Temporarily
If you wish to visit Canada temporarily you have to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or (eTA) Electronic Travel Authorisation depending on your country of Citizenship/Permanent Residence. Temporary visitors from most countries require to obtain a TRV before they show up on Canadian Port of Entries. If you are from a Visa Exempt country you still have to apply for an eTA before entering Canada.
Applicants outside Canada applying for a TRV have to submit their application to the visa office pertaining to the particular jurisdiction, electronically, through the IRCC portal.
Sometimes, temporary residents decide to extend their stay in Canada or wish to change their status to “student” or “worker.” If already in Canada, they may submit their application electronically, through the IRCC website, or they may submit it to a case processing centre (CPC).