Visitor or tourist visas are ideal if you intend to come to Canada for short term visits, mostly for personal reasons. Certain educational institutions also offer short term programs or 6 months or less that you can study while visiting on a tourist visa.
There are two types:
- Single entry visas allow you to enter Canada once and stay up to 6 months. You can apply for an extension if necessary.
- Multiple entry visas allow you to enter Canada several times for short periods of 6 months at a time. This visa can be valid for up to 10 years or until your current passport expires, whichever is first.
The success of a visitor visa application depends on several factors such as:
- Travel history
- Economic stability
- Invitation letter
- Proving you have significant reasons to return to your country