How long can I stay in Canada?

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  1. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I had an apartment sitting job offer in Montreal for two weeks.How long can I stay in Canada before needing a work visa or other paper work?I'd like to do some riding while I'm there.I plan to ride up and back so I'll be gone a total of three to three and a half weeks.
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  2. IKIGAI

    IKIGAI Been here awhile

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    A one month stay is fine.
    If I recall correctly, the 'temporary residency' requirement for both countries is 6 consecutive months, and I think that limitation is under review with a move to extend the period.

    As a US Citizen you do not require a Visa to visit; working however is another matter.

    A smart traveler would not use the words "job" and "visit" in the same sentence when clearing Customs.
    In fact, if it was me, I wouldn't even imply that the visit was anything other than just that -- a visit for the purposes of a holiday.

    The below link will have all the information you should require to determine your admissibility into Canada as a tourist.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/

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  3. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Thanks for the info.That is pretty much what it will be,a visit.I'm not getting paid for the apartment sitting.I guess I should have worded that differently.Thanks for the heads up on that.It's a forum friend from another forum.He his going on vaca with his girl.It's kind of a vaca for me.I have never been to Canada and it's a good opportunity for me to visit for a couple weeks.I would mostly be doing day rides and visiting some of the local attractions.I may take the long way home.It's two full days, for me, to get there.We will hang out for a day and then they are off.I am planning three full weeks so I can have the option of taking the long way home or staying a little longer.
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  4. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Stay a couple years . . . . . . Or more ! ! !

    What are they gonna do when you're leavin their country ? ? ?:wink:

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