A Temporary Resident Permit is a special permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that lets a person live in Canada for a certain period of time. If IRCC gives someone a Temporary Resident Permit, they agree to let the person stay in Canada temporarily. And they do this even though the person has not met a requirement or is inadmissible to Canada. IRCC can cancel the permit at any time.
In some situations, after being on a Temporary Resident Permit for a certain period of time, the person may be able to apply for permanent resident status.