Canada Tourism Visa

 Do You Need a Visa?

People who want to come to Canada for a visit may or may not have to obtain a visa first. In many cases a person can enter Canada just under the strength of their passport.

In other cases, where they may have to obtain a visa first, the process is relatively simple. It is also pretty inexpensive to obtain a visa to Canada.

Typically, if visiting, you’re only allowed to stay within the country for six months before you need to apply for an extension. You can also leave Canada and apply for a more permanent status from abroad.Tourism in Canada

Sights to See!

Canada is a gorgeous and vast country with a multitude of landscapes. Here are some of the things you may want to see in beautiful Canada:

  • Well-kept and huge national parks from ocean to ocean
  • Sprawling metropolises, cultural centers and fantastic architecture.
  • Beautiful natural wonders like Niagara Falls
  • Preserved old world sites, including a Viking village on the Eastern coast of Canada

How to Get Around

There are many different ways to travel throughout Canada to see everything you want to:

  • Backpacking or bicycle riding should probably only be undertaken in the warmer months
  • Airplanes run all across Canada and are convenient for coast to coast trips.
  • Renting a car or recreational vehicle to get around.
  • There are many train lines throughout Canada and there is even one that runs from Toronto all the way to British Colombia!

Thinking of More Permanent Arrangements?

If on your visit to Canada you decide you want to make your stay more permanent next time there are many different options that you can consider. However, as a visitor to Canada, you will be required to leave the country before applying for any of these benefits:

  • Study in Canada
  • Work in Canada
  • Immigrate to Canada
  • Become a citizen in Canada!

Study in Canada

How to Study in Canada

Canada’s immigration system, like many other countries has a system of visas designed to grant access to the country based on purpose.

In order to work in Canada one has to get a work permit. If someone wants to go to school in Canada, they have to get a student visa.

Regardless of what level of education a student may be they will still have to get a study permit. The exception to this is if they are in Canada under a parent’s visa or if they have Permanent Residency.Canada Study Permit

Getting a study permit can be somewhat involved and it is very important to file the forms correctly.

Because schools often operate on rigid schedules, it is important to obtain one’s study permit well in advance of the start of school.

It would be very inconvenient to have one’s visa delayed and miss out on the first weeks of school.

Why Study in Canada?

Canada is a safe and beautiful country, full of fantastic and wonderful landscapes. Among these idyllic scenes are some of the best schools in the world.

Universities in Canada are particularly well-known and regarded as being wonderful research institutions where a great deal of good work is done.

Canada believes in the poser of education as well and because of that they do lot to help their students get through school (in the form of scholarships and such) and to be placed in employment after their graduation.

While you research going to Canada for school, you may want to arrange a trip to Canada to see these schools on a tourist visa.

After Graduation

Immigrants who have graduated from a Canadian university have the opportunity to get Permanent Residency with the Canadian Experience Class program.

Permanent Residency is an immigration status that allows a person to live and work in Canada indefinitely and will eventually lead to their qualification for citizenship.

CIC Citizenship News

Citizenship Ceremony Finder

Citizenship ceremonies are not just for new citizens. In fact, any citizen of Canada is allowed to re-affirm their oath of citizenship.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has recently created a website that has an interactive map showing the locations of citizenship ceremonies all across the country.

Typically, citizenship ceremonies take place on important dates in Canadian history such as Canada Day (July 1) and the map will be updated for those occasions.

New citizens of Canada may request certain dates to take their citizenship oaths when they have their interview. Oath Taker

Citizenship Test Guide Audio Book Released

The CIC’s citizenship study guide Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship was recently released as an audio ebook.

Immigrants interested in becoming citizens must take a test which examines their knowledge of Canadian history and government.

This ebook serves to educate potential citizens of Canada about their new homes and provide them with some basic knowledge which will help them live better lives in Canada.

Listen to the ebook on your way to work, while you cook or while relaxing.

E-Passport Program

In order to hold a Canadian passport you must be a citizen, and citizens have many options for their passports.

One of the most recent passport ideas is the 10 year secure ePassport.

The ePassport costs $160 and is embedded with an electronic chip which records one’s biometrics and prevents fraud. Previously, Canadian passports were typically issued for five years for $160. The new passport effectively cuts the cost in half.

Become a citizen and apply for a Canadian passport (one of the most respected passports in the world) today!

CIC in Vegreville

Vegreville, Alberta is home to one of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Case Processing Centres.

A Case Processing Centre, although not open to the public, is useful because it is where immigrants to Canada are to correspond regarding certain matters.

If you are in Vegreville’s general area you may file at this Case Processing Centre.

Depending on what application you may be filing or what information you may need you will need to send your correspondence to a different address.

Below you can find some common topics and their corresponding addresses:


General information and communication: CPC Vegreville

6212 – 55th Avenue

Vegreville, AB

T9C 1W5

Applications for Permanent Residence: CPC Vegreville

6212 – 55th Avenue

Vegreville, AB

T9C 1W3

Work Permit Applications: For new employer applications:

CPC Vegreville

6212 – 55th Avenue – Unit 555

Vegreville, AB

T9C 1X6


For work permit extensions:

CPC Vegreville

6212 – 55th Avenue – Unit 202

Vegreville, AB

T9C 1X6


For new employer applications:

CPC Vegreville

6212 – 55th Avenue – Unit 101

Vegreville, AB

T9C 1X5

Student Permits For a Study Permit


For Student work permit extensions :

CPC Vegreville

6212 – 55th Avenue – Unit 202

Vegreville, AB

T9C 1X6


For new student work permits :

CPC Vegreville

6212 – 55th Avenue – Unit 555

Vegreville, AB

T9C 1X6

Visitor Permits CPC Vegreville

6212 – 55th Avenue – Unit 303

Vegreville, AB

T9C 1W1

Protected Person Status Documents CPC Vegreville

6212 – 55th Avenue

Vegreville, AB

T9C 1W7

In-Person Offices

If you need to speak to someone in person, you will need to contact the CIC and schedule an appointment with an In-Person Office.

These offices are located throughout Canada primarily in metropolitan areas.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada urges you to attempt to resolve your immigration issues with one of the many helpful online tools available before you use an in-person office.

Can I Use My Birth Certificate to get into Canada

BCIC Visasirth certificates are often used as proof of nationality in immigration systems and can be used to enter Canada under certain circumstances.

Below we will discuss some immigration statuses and whether or not you can use your birth certificate to get into Canada.

Citizens of Canada

Native born citizens of Canada typically have Canadian birth certificates. These documents are often used to identify a person as a Canadian citizen and to prove they have the right to be in the country.

If you have a Canadian birth certificate you can use it to get into Canada at any time.

Citizens of Commonwealth Countries or the United States

Most people from other countries are not allowed to enter Canada under the strength of their birth certificates alone.

Citizens of commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom, or the United States may be allowed to enter Canada without a visa, but they typically need to have their passport with them at the border crossing or port-of-entry.

Permanent Residents

Because Permanent Residents have birth certificates from other countries they cannot use that document to enter Canada. However, birth certificates remain a crucial piece of identification.

Permanent Residents who wish to re-enter Canada must have their Permanent Resident Card and their passport.

If you are a Permanent Resident of Canada abroad and your PR Card has expired, you should contact a nearby Canadian consulate to get a document that will allow you to re-enter Canada.

Other Groups of Travelers

Most people cannot come to the Canadian border with nothing but their birth certificate and expect to be admitted automatically. It is very important that these people go through the process of obtaining an appropriate visa if it is necessary.