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NameName: Canada

LocationLocation: North America

TimeTime: Spans six time zones varying from IST (-) 9 hrs to IST (-) 13 1/2 hrs

CapitalCapital: Ottawa

LanguageLanguage:Bilingual: French and English

AreaArea: 9,958,319 sq kms

PopulationPopulation: 30,493,433

National DayNational Day: 01 Jul (Canada Day)

CurrencyCurrency:Canadian Dollar (C$) 1= INR 39.2907

ClimateClimate: Climate graphs for the various provinces and territories may be found in the relevant entries below.

HolidaysHolidays-Year 2018: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 22 Apr - 25 Apr Easter. 23 May Victoria Day. 1 Jul Canada Day. 5 Sep Labour Day. 10 Oct Thanksgiving Day. 11 Nov Remembrance Day. 25 Dec - 26 Dec Christmas.

Holidays NameAirline Name: Air Canada ((AC)), Canadian Airlines Int'l ((CP))

International AirportsInternational Airports: Calgary(YYC)Edmonton(YEG)Halifax(YHZ)Montreal(YMX)Ottawa (YOW)Toronto (YYZ)Vancouver (YVR) Winnipeg (YWG).

Find each detail of visa rules and visa information including business visa and tourist visa, check-out the below written content.

Tourist/ Visitor Visa

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months validity. The passport, specifically the bio-page laminate, should be in good condition. Please note that the Canadian High Commission does not accept additional pages inserted into passports.
  • Temporary Resident Visa Application form completed and signed by Applicant.
  • Personal Information Form and Consent Form (photocopy allowed).
  • A separate form is required for accompanying family members over 18 years of age, except for spouses.
  • Three colour Photographs please note digital photographs are not acceptable (2 inches x 1.5 to 2 inches in size).
  • Confirmed return/onward air ticket (if available).
  • A covering letter from the Applicant.

  • If you are visiting a relative / friend - recommended documents:
    • Letter of invitation and/or statutory declaration (affidavit) of support.
    • Proof of immigration status of inviter (if inviter is private individual) - this may include a photocopy of a Canadian permanent resident card, passport, or Citizenship card.
    • Financial documentation of inviter: * such as:
    • Notice of Assessment (Income tax documents - T4).
    • Proof of employment.
    • Proof of inviter's existing funds (bank statements, bank books).
  • Some inviters or hosts may prefer not to provide this important information directly to the applicant for submission. In this case, please enclose a note to this effect. Note that this may lead to slower processing in some cases.

  • If you are visiting as a tourist:
    • Detailed itinerary including proof of ticket booking.
    • Proof of hotel reservation.
  • Proof of employment (letter from employer confirming salary and length of employment.Salary statements for the past 3 months. Most recent provident fund statement. Employment contract), business licenses/registration (for applicant and/or spouse).
  • A letter of Invitation and/or statutory Declaration (affidavit) of Support from relatives/ friends in Canada.
  • Proof of Immigration Status of host (if host is a private individual). This may include a photocopy of a Canadian Permanent Resident Card, passport, or Citizenship Card.
  • Financial documentation of host, like Notice of Assessment (Income tax document - T4), proof of employment, or bank statements is also required.
  • Proof of employment (salary statements, provident fund statements, employment contacts, and pay-slips), business ownership, partnership, business registration for Applicant and/or spouse is required.
  • Letter from employer /school indicating that the Applicant has been granted leave.
  • Proof of personal funds like bank statements/ bank books, Income tax Returns for the last two years is required.
  • A medical examination is required for visits exceeding 6 months.
  • A multiple entry visa allows any number of entries in Canada from any Country, as long as the visa is valid.
  • A single entry visa allows only a single entry to Canada from other Countries, and multiple entries from the USA, as long as the Canadian Visa is valid.
  • Failure to provide sufficient documentation may result in refusal or delays in processing.
  • Applicants should not assume that paying for a multiple entry visa will guarantee issuance of a long term visa.
  • The Canadian High Commission can choose to issue limited validity short term multiple entry visa, depending on the case.
  • The Canadian High Commission will not issue a visitor visa valid for longer than the validity of an Applicant's passport.
  • Processing time is 4 to 7 working days.
  • An Authorization Letter (addressed to VFS Application Centre) is required from the Applicant, authorizing the Agency and the name of the staff. He/she must carry a Photo-Identity proof to deposit and collect documents on the Applicant's behalf.
  • Processing Fees are subject to change.


Visa Fee Details
Single Entry INR 3280
Multiple Entry INR 6560
Maximum Family Rate INR 17500

Transit Visas Visa

A transit visa is required for travel through Canada to another country, by Nationals of Countries who require a visitor visa, and who will be in Canada for less than 48 hours.

  • Passport containing valid visa for final destination after transit.
  • Temporary Resident Visa Application form completed and signed by Applicant.
  • Personal Information Form and Consent Form (photocopy allowed).
  • 2 recent identical passport-size color photographs (full face, taken against a white or light blue background, 2 x 1.5 - 2 inches). Scanned & digital photographs are not accepted.
  • Confirmed airline ticket (photocopy allowed).
  • A covering letter from the Applicant.
  • Specific evidence of travel arrangements from the Transportation Company or travel agent, like travel tickets etc.
  • There is no charge for processing a transit visa.

Students Visa

  • Applicant should hold a passport with at least 6 months validity. If possible, the passport should be valid for the duration of study in Canada, as the validity of a study permit cannot exceed the validity of the passport. The passport, specifically the bio-page laminate, should be in good condition.
  • One visa form IMM 1294, Personal Information Form, Study Permit Questionnaire.
  • Fully completed Student Questionnaire.
  • Use of a Representative form IMM 5476 (if applicable).
  • Study Permit Visa Application form with two recent, original passport sized photos ( 2 x 1.5 to 2 inches).
  • Personal documentation of Applicant like marriage certificate, birth certificates of children (whether accompanying or not)
  • Letter of acceptance from concerned Canadian Institute accompanied by information on the exact amount of tuition fees that the Applicant will be required to pay and the anticipated starting and finishing dates.
  • In the case that a portion of the fees has been prepaid to the Institute in Canada, a copy of the official receipt or letter needs to be submitted. Please note that pre-payment of fees to the school is not required in order to submit a Study Permit application.
  • Educational Certificates/ diplomas/ degrees (including mark sheets).
  • Applicant's less than 18 years of age need to submit a notarized declaration signed by the parents or legal guardian, stating that arrangements have been made for a guardian in Canada to act in place of the parent in the occasion of an emergency.
  • Subsequently, a notarized declaration signed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of at least 19 years of age that they will serve as the guardian in lieu of the Applicant's parents.
  • If the proposed course is at Qu�bec, a Certificat d'Acceptation du Qu�bec (CAQ) is mandatory.
Proof of Funds

Complete information indicating the finance of studies for at least the first 12 months, supported by documents showing the accumulated funds needs to be provided. This can include

  • Family banking records for the past 2 years, accompanied by bank certificates not more than three months old.
  • The loan sanction letter, in case a study loan has been availed.
  • Fixed deposits.
  • Income Tax documents of the Applicant and/or the parents for the past two years.
  • If family income is from agriculture, land documents and agricultural income receipts for the past two years are required.
  • If Applicant's or parent's income is from Business ownership, due proof needs to be submitted in the form of partnership, business license(s), bank statements and tax documents from the business for the past two years.
  • Proof of employment from each of the parent's Employer's like salary fund statements, provident fund statements and employment contracts. Also required are letters of employment from each of the parent's Employer, including the Company's full name, address, telephone number, the length of service and salary details.
  • If applicable, the same information is to be provided for the prospective student/ Applicant.
  • If funding is arranged from an Institute in Canada or a Canadian Governmental Organization, letter from the funding body detailing the amount to be received during each year of proposed study is required.
  • If someone other than the Applicant or his/her parents is funding, the relationship and reason for funding needs to be identified. Information regarding the number of persons in their household, evidence of their financial ability, including documentary evidence of their liquid assets as well as their financial obligations such as mortgages, loans, etc need to be identified. If they are living in Canada this should include:
  • Proof of their Immigration Status in Canada (permanent resident card, passport copy or citizenship card).
  • Proof of their relationship to the Applicant (birth/marriage/school certificate).
  • Proof of the number of persons residing in their household.
  • Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment (NOA) for Income Tax (for the past two years). Please note that T4 and T1 forms are not acceptable for this purpose.
  • Proof of the sponsor's financial liquidity, indicating the sponsor's income, debts, obligations and overall financial capacity to provide for the Applicant's education for the duration of studies.

Temporary Workers Visa

  • Applicant should have a passport with at least six months validity. The Canadian High Commission does not accept additional pages inserted into passports. In the absence of a blank page, a new passport should be procured before submitting the visa application.
  • Work Permit application form with two recent, original passport-sized photos (2 x 1.5 to 2 inches).
  • Personal Information Form.
  • Use of a Representative form IMM 5476 (if applicable)
  • Current passport, (if using a new one).
  • HRSDC confirmation.
  • If destined to Quebec, Applicant must possess a Certificat d'acceptation du Quebec (CAQ).
  • Offer of employment or Contract for the job in Canada, stating the duration and nature of employment and salary.
  • Proof of education like Certificate/Diploma/ Degrees and mark sheets.
  • Proof of work experience including copies of appointment letters, relieving letter from current and previous employers, salary slips, form 16 and bank statements. Letter/s of reference (with accurate contact name and details) must outline the duration, specific nature, and exact duties of the work.
  • Proof of personal funds like Income Tax Returns for the past two years, bank statements/ books, property documents and other proof of income or investments are required.

IT WORKER:

  • Educational documents related to your IT / Computer studies, including marks sheets.
  • Copies of appointment and relieving letters from current and previous employers, salary slips, form 16 and bank statements.
  • Copies of marriage certificate and children's birth certificates for accompanying dependents.

Live-In-Caregiver

  • Proof of caregiver training course and/or proof of a one year experience related to the work of a caregiver.
  • Valid Labour Market Opinion (LMO).
  • Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) Contract.
  • Applicant's educational diplomas, school certificates or transcripts listing the courses taken.
  • Financial confirmation of the Employer's capacity to hire a full-time live-in-caregiver. This should include:
    • Independent, third-party documentation from a Canadian source which is reliable and easily verifiable (Notice of Assessment (NOA) of Canadian employer and spouse).Note that affidavits are not acceptable.
    • Information regarding the number of persons in the employer's household (LCP Contract) and evidence of their financial ability, including documentary evidence of their income, liquid assets and financial obligations (Mortgages, loans, etc.).

The Software Pilot Project is an initiative set up by the Human Resources Development, and Citizenship and Immigration departments in order to expedite the entry of skilled software development workers on a temporary basis to meet the current demands of the Canadian labor market, where there is an insufficient supply of qualified Canadian workers to fill these positions. The program, since its inception in May 1997 has been very successful and its initial six month target period has been extended a number of times. It has also expanded to include the spouses of worker

The Citizenship and Immigration Department has developed the website, www.cic.gc.ca, for the project which outlines the procedures, job descriptions, frequently asked questions, and other related programs (i.e. the spousal employment program).

Permanent residents of Canada who have good reason to be out of Canada for more than a total of 183 days in a twelve month period, but who have no intention of making their permanent home elsewhere, can make their intentions known to an Immigration officer and protect their status by applying for a Returning Resident Permit either before they leave or while outside Canada.

Additional information regarding visiting or emigrating to Canada is available at //cicnet.ci.gc.ca or www.cic.gc.ca.

Seamen Visa

  • Visa is required
  • Indian seamen traveling to Canada to join ships as crew members will require a valid passport for entry as well as a seamen identity document.
  • They will also require a temporary resident visa.
  • Further information is available with the Canadian High Commission.

Immigration Visa

Important Words to Know:

Accompanying dependent. is a spouse or child of the principal Applicant who intends to immigrate to Canada.

Arranged employment relates to a guaranteed job offer by a Canadian employer that has been suitably validated by Human Resources Development, Canada.

Background check. is conducted by Immigration Canada in all countries where the Applicant and his/her dependents have lived, to determine any arrests and convictions or if he/she poses a security risk to Canada.

Close relative. is the brother, sister, mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the Applicant or of the Applicant's spouse. Documents proving the relationship are required.

Dependent children are defined as those under 19 years of age and, for those 19 and over, unmarried and financially dependent on the parents by virtue of full time studies or physical/mental disability.

Read on to this section to find-out about details of the nearest embassy of country or consulate of the country you want to visit. Apart from the office details, this section also includes the contact information and timings (for the visits).

Canadian High Commission
Address: 7/ 8 Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
City: New Delhi - 110 021
Country:India
Telephone:011- 4178 2100, 4178 2000
Fax:4178 2020 / 2687 6579 / 2688 6736 (Immigration)
Timings:Mon to Thur
Office Timings:0830 to 1730 hrs (Mon to Thu) & 0830 to 1300 hrs (Fri)
Visa Timings:
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Email:< delhi@international.gc.ca
Website
Office of the Canadian High Commission
Address: SCO# 54-56, Sector 17 A, Near Jagat Cinema,
City: Chandigarh-160 017
Country:India
Telephone:+91 (172) 505-0300
Fax:+91 (172) 505-0320, +91 (172) 505-0331
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings:0830 to 1730 hrs (Mon to Fri) & 0830 to 1300 hrs (Friday)
Visa Timings:
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Email:< CHADG-G@international.gc.ca
Website
Canada Visa Application Centre
Address: E Wing, 2nd Floor, International Trade Towers, Nehru Place,
City: New Delhi - 110019
Country:India
Telephone: 011 418 055 50
Fax:
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings:0800 to 1800 hrs
Visa Timings:0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1600 hrs
Collection Timings0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1600 hrs
Email:
Website
Canada Visa Application Centre
Address: Axis Tower, 3rd Floor Plot#1, Badri Dass Colony, BMC Chowk, G.T Road,
City:Jalandhar-144001
Country:India
Telephone: 0181 - 3250 982
Fax:
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings:0800 to 1800 hrs
Visa Timings:0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Collection Timings0800 to 1000 & 1600 to 1700 hrs (Mon to Fri)
Email:
Website
Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)
Address: SCO 186-187, Ground Floor (Front Side) Sector - 8C, Madhya Marg,
City: Chandigarh - 160 018
Country:India
Telephone:
Fax:
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings:0800 to 1800 hrs
Visa Timings:0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Collection TimingsTimings 0800 to 1000hrs & 1600 to 1700 hrs (Mon to Thu), 0800 to 1000 hrs & 1400 to 1500 hrs (Fri)
Email:
Website
Consulate General of Canada
Address: Fort House, 6 Stage, 221, Dr. D.N. Road Fort,
City: Mumbai 400 001
Country:India
Telephone: 022- 6749 4444
Fax:022- 6749 4454
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings:0900 to 1730 hrs (Mon to Thu) & 0830 to 1500 hrs (Fri)
Visa Timings:
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Email:<mmbai@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
Website
Canada Visa Application Centre
Address: Ground Floor, Aurum House, Plot No. 25, Dadyseth Lane, Chowpatty Band Stand, Near Bombay Garage, Babulnath,
City: Mumbai - 400 007
Country:India
Telephone:022- 32548551/ 53
Fax:
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings:0800 to 1800 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1600 hrs
Collection Timings1700 to 1800 hrs
Email:
Website
Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)
Address: Gujarat Chamber Building, Ashram Road,
City: Ahmedabad - 380 009
Country:India
Telephone:
Fax:
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings:0800 to 1800 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Collection Timings 1600 to 1700 hrs
Email:
Website
Honorary Consulate of Canada
Address: C/o RPG Enterprises, Duncan House, 3rd Floor, 31, Netaji Subhas Road,
City: Kolkata - 700 001
Country:India
Telephone:033- 2242 6820, 2220 8515
Fax:033- 2242 6828
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings:0930 to 1300 hrs
Visa Timings:
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Email:<ccklkta@rpg.in
Website
Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)
Address: 3rd Floor, Om Towers, 32,Chowringhee Road,
City: Kolkata - 700 071
Country:India
Telephone:
Fax:
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0900 to 1700 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Collection Timings 1300 to 1600 hrs
Email:
Website
Trade Office of Canada
Address: 103 Prestige Meridian 1, 29 M.G. Road
City: Bangalore - 560 001
Country:India
Telephone:080- 2559 9418, 2558 1116
Fax: 080- 2559 9424
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0815 to 1300 hrs & 1330 to 1700 hrs (Mon to Thur) & 0815 to 1245 hrs (Friday)
Visa Timings:
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Email:<baglr@gocindia.org
Website
Canada Consulate in Chennai
Address: 18 (Old 24), 3rd floor YAFA Tower, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam,
City: Chennai- 600 034
Country:India
Telephone:044- 2833 0888
Fax: 044- 5215 9393
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0830 to 1730 hrs. (Mon to Thu) & 0830 to 1300 hrs. (Friday)
Visa Timings:
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Email:<cheni@gocindia.org
Website
Canada Visa Application Centre in Chennai
Address: No. 2A, 1st Street, Gowthami Towers, Cenatoph Road, Teynampet,
City: Chennai - 600 018
Country:India
Telephone:044- 32957730
Fax:
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800 to 1800 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Collection Timings 1600 to 1700 hrs
Email:
Website
Canada Visa Application Centre in Bangalore
Address: Scotts Annexe, No 30 Infantry Road,
City: Bangalore- 560 001
Country:India
Telephone:
Fax:
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800 to 1800 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Collection Timings 1300 to 1500 hrs
Email:
Website
Canada Visa Application Centre in Nepal
Address: Suite no 486, Y Block, 3rd floor, Kathmandu Plaza,
City: Kathmandu
Country:Nepal
Telephone:
Fax:
Timings:Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800 to 1800 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Collection Timings 1300 to 1500 hrs
Email:
Website

In this section, you can download the visa forms for the destination country according to your requirement and purpose of the tour. However, one must note that submission / acceptation of forms will subject to the visa rules and regulations of the specific country.

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