Visitor Visa is a Temporary Resident Visa. Visitor Visas are issued for applicants who need visa to travel to Canada as a visitor.
Some of the most common reasons to visit Canada is being a tourist, visit a family member or relatives, attend conferences and congresses, or take short-term courses (6 months or less).
This visa is issued as a single or multiple entry. All candidates need to have a Canadian visa of a sort to enter Canada except Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Since 2014, mostly all applications are processed as multiple entry visas automatically which does not require any separate application or visa fee. The Visa Officer is the final decision maker on the type and duration of the candidate’s visa.
If a person is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and his/her friend or family plans to visit him/her, that person must arrange and send them an invitation. Providing an invitation may be considered as a positive point for a family visit, however, it will not guarantee the visa decision.