Extending One’s Status in Canada as a Visitor

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Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Steven Meurrens

A foreign national in Canada with visitor status does not need to leave Canada at the end of six months (or whatever period was granted for their stay).  Instead, they may apply to extend their temporary resident status in Canada.

Extensions

All in-Canada visitor extension applications must be submitted electronically.  Applicants must apply before their status expires and have complied with the conditions that were imposed on them on entry.  They also must satisfy an Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada officer that they will leave Canada by the end of any extension granted.

There are many factors that officers will consider in determining whether to grant an extension.  These include:

  • what the person is doing in Canada;
  • how long the person has been in Canada;
  • how long the person wishes to remain in Canada;
  • whether hte person’s plans are well thought out or merely frivolous;
  • taking the person’s situation in their home country into consideration, whether a prolonged stay in Canada is reasonable;
  • whether the person has the means to support themselves or whether someone else is willing to provide adequate support;
  • whether hte person has the ability and means to leave Canada; and
  • whether the original purpose of their visit to Canada has been fulfilled, and if not, whether sufficient time was originally granted to fulfill the purpose;
  • what family, employment or other responsibilities and obligations the person left behind and how they have been discharged; and
  • if the person is of normal age, that they are not working without authorization.

Basically, a visa officer will look at whether the proposed extension is logical,

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Temporary Resident Visa Statistics

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Last Updated on October 23, 2021 by Steven Meurrens

From 2011 – 2020 the visitor visa approval rate for some of Canada’s top source countries of applications was as fol

Temporary Resident Visa Approval Rate By Country

Country
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020

Algeria
80
77
74
68
70
65
58
44
46
44

Bangladesh
64
70
65
46
48
53
53
53
55
63

China
85
88
90
89
88
89
89
88
87
87

Colombia
72
74
78
78
80
79
80
78
78
67

Egypt
55
61
69
73
70
68
57
62
57
57

Ghana
54
53
50
30
48
47
47
47
50
38

Haiti
60
50
45
44
43
42
37
37
29
39

India
79
77
78
78
77
74
67
56
53
62

Iran
67
58
68
68
73
69
74
68
46
52

Jamaica
59
64
67
65
59
58
58
72
75
75

Lebanon
80
75
75
73
78
73
61
67
63
58

Nigeria
56
54
60
59
58
50
32
40
33
38

Pakistan
59
56
51
52
55
53
34
44
41
40

Phillipines
84
85
85
81
79
78
76
78
78
82

Russia
89
90
84
79
78
85
84
78
78
76

South Africa
97
97
96
95
95
92
88
88
89
79

Sri Lanka
71
69
69
65
74
72
66
67
59
56

Turkey
89
89
89
90
90
75
72
74
73
69

Ukraine
84
85
84
71
69
72
72
71
71
74

Venezuala
77
88
92
80
74
77
49
43
47
62

Vietnam
82
78
78
79
79
84
77
75
68
76

Global
82
82
83
81
81
79
74
70
64
66

A full breakdown can be found here:

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