I currently hold a valid work permit in Canada. However, I want to attend an event in a month after the expiry of my status in Canada. I am thinking of applying for a visitor visa. Does anyone know if the application of a visitor visa from within Canada while holding a valid work permit is issued for a full 10 years or for a very short period of time? I think it will be economical to get a visa for 10 years rather than being issued for short periods of time.
You can apply to change your status to visitor, but once your current study or work permit expires, you won’t be able to apply for a new study or work permit from within Canada. This means it won’t give you more time to extend your study or work permit.
Most visitors aren’t eligible to apply for a study or work permit from within Canada. If you change your status to visitor, you may have to leave Canada to apply for a new study or work permit.
Because of this, we strongly recommend you don’t change your status to visitor if you need more time to apply for your permit.