glossary

Temporary Resident Permit

A Temporary Resident Permit is a permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to live in Canada for a certain period of time, usually 1 to 3 years. IRCC gives you a Temporary Resident Permit if they agree to let you stay in Canada temporarily but they can’t give you another temporary status because you’re inadmissible to Canada. For example, this might be for health reasons or because of a criminal record.

Being on a Temporary Resident Permit for a certain period of time may lead to getting permanent resident status.

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