Canada Visa Information for Bangladeshi Passport Holders, How to Apply & Travel Requirements

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Canada is rich with a variety of cultures and nationalities, beautiful wildlife, landscapes, architecture and top-notch universities.

If you are a Bangladeshi who has obtained an international passport and is eligible for the visa application, then you’ll find here a detailed list of Visa information available for you to work, study, vacation or reside smoothly in Canada.

Canada Visa Types, Processing Time & Duration

TYPES OF VISAPROCESSING TIMEDURATION OF STAY
Work Permits15 week6 months - 4 years
Temporary Resident Visa29 days6 months
Study Permits5 weeksStudy duration + 90 days
Permanent Resident Visa
6 - 10 months5 years

General Requirements for a Canadian Visa

  • A completely filled Canadian visa application form
  • Valid international passport with at least two unused pages for official use
  • Proof of financial security for your trip
  • A recent coloured passport photograph (35 mm by 45 mm)
  • Travel itinerary

Canada Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)

  • Canada Temporary Resident visa is also known as Canada Visitor visa
  • Canada Temporary resident visas are for individuals who want to get into Canada for the meantime
  • Based on your purpose for travelling, there are different types of Temporary Resident Visa:
    • Tourist visa which allows you to enter Canada for tourism
    • Super visa which allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents an extended stay in Canada
    • Temporary Foreign Worker visa which allows people with a job offer from an employer to stay in Canada for up to 6 months
    • Temporary Resident Permit which allows people into Canada for a very short stay (less than 2 weeks)
  • Application for Tempory Resident Visa should be done at least 3 months before the intended travel date
  • Visitors on medical purpose need to provide proof of medical condition

Canada Study Permits

  • Study Permit is issued by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Study Permits last for 6 months. It is extendable by changing schools or extending a study program
  • Apart from general required documents, Study Permit you must have a confirmed offer of enrolment from designated learning institutions
  • Quebec Acceptance Certificate must be obtained if you wish to study in Montreal or the Province of Quebec
  • Accompanying family members may be included in the study permit, accompanying spouse may be granted an open work permit, accompanying minor children may be able to study at Canadian elementary schools
  • Study permit visas expire 90 days after graduation. Graduates are allowed to stay in Canada and work for an employer for up to 3 years with a post-graduation work permit (PGWP)

Canada Work Permit

  • Work Permit is issued to professionals that have job offers in Canada
  • There are two types of work permits:
    • Openwork permit which allows you to work for any eligible employer in Canada
    • Employer-specific work permit which allows you to work according to stated conditions on the visa
  • Work permits last for a period of 6 months to 4 years
  • A work permit is extendable
  • Work permits require verification from the Canadian Labour Market known as Labour Market Opinion (LMO)
  • Intracompany transfers, NAFTA, and Post Graduate work permits (PGWP) do not require LMO verification

Canada Permanent Residence Visa (PRV)

  • Permanent Residence Visa is for non-Canadian citizens who have been granted permanent resident status
  • The visa grants you the liberties and rights of a Canadian citizen
  • Pathways to get a PRV in Bangladesh includes Skilled Immigrants Program (Express Entry), Self-employed Personal Program, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP), and sponsorship programs
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Canada Visa Fees

VISA CATEGORYVISA TYPEVISA FEES (CAD)
Temporary Resident VisaElectronic Travel Authorization 7
Temporary Resident VisaInternational Experience Canada (IEC)
150
Temporary Resident VisaTemporary Resident Permit200
Temporary Resident VisaVisitor visa, including super visa -per person100
Temporary Resident VisaVisitor visa - family (5 upwards)500
Temporary Resident VisaExtended stay as a visitor – per person
100
Temporary Resident VisaRestore visitor status
200
Study PermitsStudy Permits per person (including extensions)150
Study PermitsStudent Status restoration + new study permit400
Work PermitsWork permits per person (including extensions)155
Work PermitsOpen work permit
100
Work PermitsStatus renewal + new work permit355
Permanent Resident VisaBusiness Immigration (start-up visa, Quebec business immigration, self-employed individuals):

Processing + right of permanent residence fee
1540
Permanent Resident VisaSpouse/ partner processing fee + right of permanent residence1040
Permanent Resident VisaProcessing fee per dependent child150
Permanent Resident VisaProcessing fee + right of permanent residence fee1040
Permanent Resident VisaSpouse/ partner processing fee + right of permanent residence550
Permanent Resident VisaProcessing fee per dependent child150
Permanent Resident VisaPermit holders class processing fee + right of permanent residence815
Permanent Resident VisaProtected person, application fee + spouse/partner fee + dependent child1250

Canada Visa Application Centres in Bangladesh

LOCATIONADDRESSPHONE NUMBER
Dhaka, Bangladesh4th Floor, Delta Life Tower, Plot 37, Road 90,
North Gulshan Avenue , Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
(+88) 02 9887091-97
Chittagong, BangladeshHouse 38,
Chamber House, 4th Floor Agrabad,
Chittagong-4100 Bangladesh
(+)88 09606 777 888
Sylhet, Bangladesh7th Floor, Nirvana Inn, Mirza Jungle Road,
Ramerdhigir par, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh
(+)88 09666 911 380

Commonly Asked Questions about Canada Visa

Can I work in Canada with a tourist visa?

No. It is illegal to work in Canada with a tourist visa. You will be blacklisted and deported immediately to your country. Please apply for a work permit with the info above.

Can I mail in my Canadian visa application from Bangladesh?

Yes, Bangladeshis are eligible to mail in their Canadian visa application form.

Where can I download the Canadian visa application form?

The Canadian visa application form can be gotten on the official Canada immigration website www.cic.gc.ca

Where can I submit my Canadian visa application form?

Visa application forms can be submitted at the Canada Visa Application Centres. It can also be submitted online on www.canada.ca

How can I track my Canadian Visa application?

You can track your visa officially by visiting www.vfsglobal.ca

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