Sometimes referred to as the ‘Great White North,’ Canada is frequented by tourists and visitors globally. Also, the number of Indian nationals visiting relatives and friends based in Canada is not an uncommon occurring. In fact, Canada visa was granted to 148193 Indians in the year 2016.
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Canada Visa: A Walkthrough
Canada has one of the most challenging visa processes with heaps of paperwork. However, with the right help and expert visa assistance, getting a Canada visa is as easy as applying for one’s passport.
Understanding the types of Canada visas is of primary importance. They are determined based on the specific purpose. And, one can choose the visa type based on the purpose served.
Types of Canada visa
Typically, Canada visa meant for short-term stays is referred to as a Canada temporary residence visa. Some of the popular types are listed below;
- Canada visitor visa
- Study Permits
- Work Permits
- Super Visas for Parents and Grandparents
- Business Class Immigration, etc.
Apart from those mentioned above, there are other Canada visa types like Federal skilled worker visa, Canadian experience class visa, etc.
Canada visitor visa for Indian passport holders
Canada visitor visa, study permits, and work permits are some popular Canada visa types for Indians. The Canada visa requirements vary for the different types of visas.
Types of Canada visitor visa for Indians
Canada tourist visa and business visa
At Blinkvisa, we provide the 6 months multiple entry Canada visitor visa for Indian passport holders (tourist and business visa) that has a validity of up to 10 years. Although a visitor visa, one can also use this for multiple purposes. Right from attending business conferences, seminars, symposiums, cultural festivals, to short-term vocational courses (under six months).
Needless to say, one cannot use it as a work permit or study permit. Nor can you use it for investing in or starting a business in Canada. For these purposes, one has to apply for the other types of visas mentioned above.
Understanding the Canada tourist visa and Canada business visa fee
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Other types of Canada permits
We already established the fact that a Canada tourist visa could be used for tourism, recreational purposes or as a visit visa. That being said, the following are the types of Canada permits with specific purposes.
Approval of a study permit in Canada entitles you to bring your spouse, parents, etc, to Canada. It also makes you and your spouse eligible for an open work permit.
You can avail a work permit if you are working in Canada or want to work in Canada. It has to be facilitated via your employer or company in Canada.
Super visas for parents and grandparents
It has a validity of 10 years for your parents and grandparents. the entry type is multiple and for every entry made, one can stay up to a period of two continuous years. However, after seeking permanent residence, the applicant can sponsor his/her parents, grandparents, spouse, dependents, etc. for their permanent residence permit.
It is ideal when investing in a business in Canada or for starting your own business. It further has the following sub-categories.
The types of business-class immigration permits
- Federal Skilled Worker Visa
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Provincial Nomination Programs
- Quebec -Selected Skilled Workers Program, etc.
Family sponsorship program
Upon seeking permanent residence permit in Canada, the applicant may sponsor for the residence permit of spouse, parents, grandparents, dependents, etc.
Live-in caregiver program
It is provided to aspirants seeking the role of caregivers for children under 18-years of age, elderly (above 65-years of age, etc). The documentation and qualification to be eligible for this permit are different from that of the other categories.
Does Canada have a visa on arrival for Indian citizens?
Only the visa-exempt nations can avail Canada visa on arrival. Refer the illustration (source: Wikipedia) below;
Important: Except for the U.S. nationals and citizens of France residing in Saint Pierre and Miquelon arriving directly from the territory, require an eTA when entering Canada by air.
Indian passport holders except for the Green Card holders, US residents, etc. are not eligible for a Canada visa on arrival. Hence, they must opt for Canada visitor visa or tourist visa.
Read for more information: Canada visa for Indians
Apply for Canada Visa: Steps Involved
At Blinkvisa, we provide Canada visa online. The steps involved are simple. In fact, we have a simple two-step online visa application process as follows.
Step 1: Fill in basic information
- Name as on the passport
- Your email id
- Tentative travel date
- Your city
- Tentative return date, etc.
After filing in the details, you will be requested to complete the registration process. It involves making a payment of INR 1000. As soon as you make the payment, INR 11280 gets credited to your account.
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Step 2: Upload Documents
Our visa expert will contact you within half-an-hour from the receipt of your application. They will provide you with the complete visa requirements, document checklist, etc. via phone and also via email.
Once you upload all the required documents, all that remains is to wait for your Canada online visa.
The PDF file of your Canada visa is emailed to your registered id.
We recommend you to take a couple of colour printouts of the same along with the softcopy. After reaching Canada, you may produce it at the immigration office, where they will stamp the visa on your passport.
Read for more information: How to Apply for Canada Visa
Canada Visa Requirements
1. Scanned copy of the first and last pages of your Indian passport
2. Scanned copy of your passport-sized photograph
Canada visa photo specification
- The photographs must have a matt or semi-matt finish
- It must cover at least 60%-80% of your face
- Must have a white background, without any borders
- The photographs must be of 35mm x 45mm dimensions
- The name and date of birth to be written on the back of each photo (for offline applicants)
- Make sure, the photo is not more than three-months-old
- Avoid scanning photographs that have stamps or stapler marks on them
3. Cover letter
A covering letter from the applicant stating their name, passport number, purpose and duration of the visit.
4. Travel plan/itinerary
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5. NOC letter
For salaried or employed personnel
To be issued by your employer/company
The letter must state your;
- Name (as on passport)
- Position/designation in the company
- Joining date/date of commencement of your employment
- Employer’s name and contact details (address and telephone number)
The cover letters must be issued by school/college authority claiming non-objection.
In the case of children/minors under 18-years travelling alone
A cover letter issued from the parent/guardian stating non-objection along with the PAN/Passport, or id proof of the parent/guardian
Read for more information: Canada visa requirements
Coming back to Blinkcash and Blinkwallet
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Canada visa FAQs
1. Can I use my Canada visa as a work visa?
A Canada visitor visa is not to be used as an employment visa.
2. Where can I apply for my Canada visa from India?
Though you can apply offline, we recommend you to opt for a Canada visa application online as it is easier and convenient.
To know more, read our blog, Canada visa application online
3. What is the Canada visitor visa fee for Indians?
At Blinkvisa we have a common fee for both Canada business visa and Canada Tourist visa for Indians, which are types of visitor visa. The Canada visa fee is as follows;
|Visa Fee||Blinkvisa Charges||SGST + CGST||Total Cost||Avail Cashback|
|INR 10,100||INR 1000||18%||INR 11280||INR 11280|
The Canadian visa cost may vary from one visa agent to another. Needless to say, at Blinkvisa, we provide a 100% cashback on your complete Canada visa fee.
For instance, when you apply for a Canada tourist visa for your spouse and self, soon after the registration process, INR 22560 is immediately credited to your account.
Read for more information: Canada Visitor Visa
4. How to unlock attractive discounts with cashback?
The no questions asked cashback comes with no conditions at all. The objective is to convert all your visa expenses into your travel expenses. Thus, spending on your visa is like spending nothing at all.
However, it is vital to understand that the cashback reflects in your registered account as Blinkwallet and in the form of Blinkcash.
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