Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)

Anyone who intends to enter Canada, as a Permanent or Temporary Resident, must meet the requirements of Canadian Immigration law and regulations, with regards to health and security. Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) is issued, at the discretion of Canadian Immigration Authorities, to individuals who are otherwise inadmissible to Canada because of health or criminality issues, permitting them to enter or stay in Canada, if justified by compelling circumstances. When deciding whether or not to issue a Temporary Resident Permit, a Canadian Immigration Visa Officer will weigh the inadmissible person’s need to enter or remain in Canada against the health and security risks to Canadians. A Temporary Resident Permit may be issued for a period not exceeding three years and may be extended from within Canada. The permit is no longer valid if the holder exits Canada, unless re-entry had been authorized at the time of issuance. In certain circumstances, the holder of a Temporary Resident Permit will be granted Canadian Permanent Resident status in Canada.