Temporary Resident Permit
A Temporary Resident Permit is by definition a temporary solution. Permits are issued for a period of up to three (3) years and can be renewed. However, a person who has stayed in Canada as a Temporary Resident Permit holder for an agreed period may eventually become eligible for permanent residence. A Temporary Resident Permit can allow a person without status to remain in Canada temporarily. There must be compelling reasons to justify the person’s stay in spite of the lack of status. Valid reasons might include the hardship of family separation, a well-founded fear of harm in their country of nationality, or the need to carry out work in Canada that is beneficial to Canadians.