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The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nomads Visa: Everything You Need to Know

On January 30, 2024, IRCC updates include new guidance for digital nomads, aligning with Canada's Tech Talent Strategy. Digital nomads, defined as individuals working remotely for foreign employers or self-employed with clients outside Canada, may enter and stay in Canada for up to six months under visitor status. In this blog, we explore the visa application requirements for a digital nomad, how to apply for the visitor's visa required, and other conditions of their stay in Canada.

Who is a Digital Nomad?

  • A digital nomad is a person who can perform their job remotely from anywhere in the world.

What does a Digital Nomad need to relocate to Canada?

  • A digital nomad only needs visitor status to relocate to Canada

How Long Can a Digital Nomad Stay in Canada?

  • A digital nomad can stay in Canada for up to 6 months at a time

What type of work Canada a Digital Nomad do in Canada?

  • While in Canada, a digital nomad can perform their job remotely for a foreign employer or, if they are self-employed, work for themselves or provide services to clients outside of Canada.

Can a digital nomad work for a Canadian Employer?

  • A digital nomad who seeks to work in Canada must apply for a work permit if they find a Canadian employer after entry into Canada.

Can family members of a digital nomad come to Canada?

  • Family members of digital nomads who intend to work or study in Canada should apply for a work permit or study permit.

Key Documents Required for a Digital Nomad Visa?

  • Identify Document: A clear, color copy of your valid passport or travel document that you'll use to travel to Canada.

  • Proof of Fund: This is to show you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in Canada.

  • Itinerary: Documents that show how long you plan to stay and what you’ll do in Canada

  • Travel History: If you’ve traveled to Canada or other countries, this can show that you’ve been able to get a visa in the past. Proof of this includes copies of previous visas in your passport.

  • Proof of Remote Work: Proof of employment and source of Income as a digital nomad

  • Proof of Ties: Proof of strong ties in your home country to show that you will return to your home country at the end of your authorized stay.

This is not an exhaustive list and may vary based on the applicant or IRCC may request additional documents based on each applicant's unique case.

What is the processing time

  • 0 to 2 months

Where to apply?

Application for this Visa is through the IRCC Portal

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