Canada continues to attract people from all over the world due to its vast land, rich culture, and diverse people. Individuals who got the chance to visit the country can tell their own versions of the experience.
Invitation to visit Canada thrives in the Internet and in various publications everywhere to witness wonderful party events, such as the Celebration of Light in Vancouver, which is considered the world’s largest fireworks competition, and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Indeed, a week’s trip is not enough to enjoy the many popular destinations such as Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and of course, the spectacular places, such as Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Nahanni National Park, Cabot Trail, and the famous Niagara Falls.
With its mountain trails and lakes, the country offers an array of outdoor happenings year-round, including hiking, camping, biking, climbing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, golfing, or simply anything that suits visitors’ interests. Its geography and natural wonders are inspiring coast to coast.
How to make a visit
An invitation to visit Canada needs some preparations, sufficient amount of money, and meeting certain conditions. After all, everyone wants to make the most of their time.
According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, some requirements needed to be able to visit Canada are the following:
- Valid travel documents, such as a passport; without these, boarding the airplane may be delayed or denied;
- Good health and enough money during the stay; and - Satisfy the immigration officer that the visitor will leave the country at the end of his/her visit.
Other things that are also needed are:
- Temporary resident visa, which involves obtaining an application package, completing and submitting the application forms along with the necessary documents, and paying the fees;
- Medical examination (in some cases); and
- Letter of invitation from someone – preferably friends, family or acquaintences, who lives in Canada.
The ideal season for visiting and touring Canada is spring, summer, and autumn. The peak tourist season is between late May and early September. For outdoor enthusiasts who intend to see the far north side, July and August are the ideal months to spend the time.
There are different ways to visit key cities and places in the country. International and national airlines operate regular flights every day, rail service companies run hundreds of trains per week, and bus lines continue to provide affordable travel to millions of passengers.
When conversing with the locals, visitors can choose to speak either in English or French (the country’s two official languages), although there are various native languages as well, which are spoken widely in certain provinces and territories.
Not everybody can come, though. The invitation to visit Canada has its restrictions, too. At this point, they may consult with immigration lawyers.
Security, health, or financial reasons are the top factors that can possibly hinder a foreigner from travelling to and entering Canada. The Citizenship and Immigration Canada cites a policy: that foreigners who are not allowed to visit the country include those individuals involved in criminal activities, organized crimes, and incidents of human rights violations.
To have your Invitation form drafted and/or notarized, please contact us (416) 365-9473.