Last updated: 29 days ago
Only valid study or work permit holders can apply for new temporary resident visas from inside Canada.
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Work permits and student permits are not visas. If you extend your work or study permit, IRCC will not automatically issue you a visitor visa. You must apply separately for a new visitor visa.
You can only apply for a visitor visa in Canada if you meet these requirements:
If you have already left Canada and need to apply for a new visitor visa then you have to follow the steps to apply for a visa from outside of Canada, not the steps to apply from inside Canada.
Applying through paper? Check out visa processing time for visitor visa inside canada through paper