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Applying to Come to Canada

Coming to Canada is an exciting opportunity but usually you need to apply before you can be approved to come here. The information below can help you understand the requirements and the steps to apply in each category:

Short-Term Stay (0 - 2 years)

If you would like to come to Canada on a short term basis, there are a few different options:

  • Visiting - Be one of the more than 5 million people who come to Canada to visit and enjoy the many opportunities our country has to offer.
  • International students - For people who want to study in Canada
  • Temporary workers - Work temporarily in jobs that help Canadian employers address skill shortages, or work as a live-in caregiver.

Long-Term Stay (2+ years)

If you want to immigrate to Canada on a long-term, or permanent basis, there are a few different ways to apply. You will need to decide which immigration program will work best for you and your family.