Individuals who wish to enter Canada, as Permanent or Temporary Residents, must meet the requirements of Canada's Immigration law and regulations, especially as they regard health and security.A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) may be issued, at the discretion of Canadian Immigration Authorities, to individuals who would otherwise be inadmissible to Canada because of health or criminality issues, permitting them to enter or stay in Canada, where justified by compelling circumstances.
In deciding whether or not to issue a Temporary Resident Permit, a Canadian Immigration Visa Officer will weigh the inadmissible person's need to enter or remain in Canada against the health and security risks to the Canadian population.
A Temporary Resident Permit may be issued for a period not to exceed three years and may be extended from inside Canada. The permit is no longer valid if the holder exits Canada, unless re-entry had been authorized at the time of issuance.
In certain circumstances, the holder of a Temporary Resident Permit will be granted Canadian Permanent Resident status in Canada.