Those who wish to enter Canada as a Visitor, foreign worker, business visitor or as a student must meet the requirements of Canada's Immigration laws and regulations. Temporary Resident Permits are issued at the discretion of the Canadian Immigration Authorities. TRPs are offered to those otherwise inadmissible to Canada due to misrepresentation, health issues or criminality, permitting them to enter Canada.
A TRP grants lawful entry to Canada for an allotted time, despite the individual being inadmissible. It temporarily excuses the individual's inadmissibility so that they may enter Canada. It may be valid for days up to a maximum of three years. Temporary Resident Permits may be applied for at any point. TRP is not subject to a time frame. TRPs are issued for the length of stay, up to three years, in Canada. It may be extended from inside Canada, but the permit is invalid once the holder departs Canada, unless otherwise authorized at the time of issuance. An officer may void the permit at any time.
In some cases, the holder of the Temporary Resident Permit is granted permanent resident status in Canada.