Every year more than 35 million people travel to Canada. Recent changes in the visa regulations have now made it easier for travellers who require visas to apply for multiple-entry visas ( list of countries which require a visa ). For those travellers who have their applications accepted, the new multiple-entry visas will allow the holders to come and go from Canada for six months at a time up to a period of 10 years. LSI Toronto and LSI Vancouver have welcomed these changes as it will make it easier for some of their students who wish to break their studies with periods of travel outside Canada.
The reasons for the change are explained by Chris Alexander, Canada’s minister for Citizenship and Immigration.“As part of our plan to grow the Canadian economy and create jobs, our government is committed to attracting more visitors and business people to our country. By making the multiple-entry visa the standard visitor visa, we are evolving to meet the needs of international travellers who are looking for flexible, fast and convenient options to come to Canada. ”