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Scottie5757
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Posted On: 10/7/2018
Scottie5757
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My friend has come to Canada with a spouse and daughter, the wife was here on a student visa after she graduated she divorces him.

Can he possibly stay in Canada now?

He has a tourist visa anyway he can have a work permit to stay and be with his underage daughter and have a life in Canada?

Anyway he can stay?
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Posted On: 10/16/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) website in the Must I leave Canada by the valid until date on my visitor visa? section,

Length of stay decided by a border services officer


If you see a border services officer at the port of entry, they will tell you how long you can stay in Canada in 1 of these ways:

-If the officer stamps your passport and writes a date under that stamp
You must leave Canada by that date

-If the officer stamps your passport and gives you a visitor record
You must leave Canada by the date under “Valid until” on that visitor record.


-If the officer stamps your passport without writing a date under that stamp or giving you a visitor record
You can stay in Canada for 6 months.


Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a definitive response regarding this situation.

For information regarding this person's situation, they may want to contact the IRCC Call Centre directly at 1-888-242-2100 (In Canada Only)

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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