The efforts of Canada to make visa processing faster and easier have already paid off.
As the year 2014 draws to a close, records show that there has been a large increase in the number of visitors in Canada this year, as shown by the increase in the number of temporary resident and visitors visas issued during the recent months, as reported by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander.
Based on records, many of the visitors that arrived in Canada this year are from China (272, 608 visitors until the end of September), Mexico (59,863) and Brazil (55,730) – this after the government’s effort to cater to more visitors not only by making visa processing easier but also by working to give tourists multiple-entry visa and to issue visa effective for a long period of time (such as six months).
In 2013, Canada issued a total of 974,711 Temporary Resident Visas. This year, this is expected to further increase and to exceed the one million mark that Canada has set.