Canada welcomes more than 35 million non-immigrants each year. Except for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, all other individuals require permission to enter Canada as a visitor.
A temporary resident visa (TRV) is an official counterfoil document issued by a visa office that is placed in a person’s passport to show that they have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident.
Holding a TRV does not guarantee entry to Canada. The admission of foreign nationals into Canada as temporary residents is a privilege, not a right.