What is a Temporary Resident Permit?
A temporary resident permit (TRP) may be a solution for people who wish to enter or remain in Canada but either:
Generally speaking, the TRP process examines people’s need to enter or remain in Canada. If the need is justified, they will receive a TRP.
On the other hand, the process does not deal with inadmissibility or ineligibility.
Therefore, when you are applying for a TRP, you want to show that you have justified needs instead of addressing your inadmissibility or ineligibility.
To emphasize, a TRP holder obtains temporary resident status. However, a TRP is not a work permit, study permit, or visitor visa.
What is inadmissibility?
Generally speaking, each foreign national who wants to enter Canada must be admissible. This rule also applies to permanent residents.
This means when you are applying for immigration status, IRCC will examine your admissibility.
If you present inadmissible grounds, then you cannot enter.
Currently, the inadmissible grounds include:
Violations of human or international rights,
Inadmissible family member, and
Failure to comply with the Immigration law.
Further, foreign nationals can also be found inadmissible while in Canada. Consequently, they will be ordered to leave Canada. This order is called a Removal Order.
Solve the inadmissibility first
If you are inadmissible, you must solve it first before applying for a TRP. This means you can’t apply for a TRP until you have tried to solve them.
Then if solutions failed, or there are no viable solutions, you may consider applying for a TRP.
In fact, most inadmissible issues are solvable, and there are specific solutions for different grounds of inadmissibility.
For example, for criminality, you can apply for a Record Suspension or Criminal Rehabilitation. On the other hand, if you have received a Removal Order, you may appeal it to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).
We are also specialized in offering solutions to inadmissible issues. If you need help, please contact us.
Family members of a TRP holder
Generally speaking, your family members may also receive a TRP and travel to Canada with you.
Further, family members include:
Who can’t apply for a TRP?
Generally speaking, a refugee claimant whose claim is being processed can’t apply for a TRP.
Further, a failed refugee claimant can’t apply for a TRP within 12 months from the date of the decision on the claim.
Last but not least, a person who is eligible for a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) can't apply for a TRP.
Can a TRP holder work or study in Canada?
The answer is yes.
However, having mentioned that a TRP is not a work permit or a study permit, you then need to apply for either one if you want to work or study.
Generally speaking, you are only eligible for a work or study permit if your TRP is valid for more than 6 months.
Can a TRP holder apply for permanent residence?
The answer is yes.
To be eligible for permanent residence (PR), a TRP holder must:
Have lived in Canada for at least 3 years in a row before applying,
Have always maintained a valid TRP, and
Be still inadmissible on the original ground.
We can also help you with the PR application.
How to apply for a TRP?
You can apply for a TRP either in or outside Canada.
However, if you are outside Canada, then you need to determine whether you will need a visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA) to enter Canada because this affects what application you will need to use.
In other words, you can use either the visitor visa or eTA application for a TRP.
Further, if you also want to work or study in Canada, you may instead use either the study permit or work permit application for a TRP.
To learn more about study permit or work permit applications, please visit our Study Permit or Work Permit Service Page.
If you are unsure about this, we can also help you.
Can I apply to extend a TRP?
A TRP is extendable. However, you must apply to extend it before it expires.
Further, you must have maintained the same conditions as when you first applied for the TRP.
LGBT and TRP
Many LGBT people wish to move to Canada either for work or study. They eventually want to settle here permanently.
However, some of them may not be admissible or eligible, then a TRP may be their solution.
Moreover, if they want to apply for PR, they may consider a Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application.
To learn more about H&C, please visit our Service page.
What we do?
Firstly, we help LGBT people in their TRP application, and we create a safe and friendly place for them.
Then, we personalize our services for you, which may include any of the following:
Help you to determine your justified needs,
If you are not currently eligible, we help you to meet the eligibility,
if you are inadmissible, we help you to find the solution,
Assist you in collecting or preserving the supporting documents,
Provide other advice and instructions as needed that could be critical to a successful application, and
Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your application on your behalf.
Book an initial assessment today or contact us directly.