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Canada Tourist Visa: CIC Interview

When you arrive in Canada, an officer from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will speak to you about your visit. It will usually be a quick interview.

You will not be allowed into Canada if you give false or incomplete information, or if you do not satisfy the officer you are suitable for entry into Canada. You will also have to satisfy the officer that you will leave Canada at the end of the temporary period authorised for your stay.

A CIC officer may ask you for a cash deposit for security if the officer believes you need extra motivation to respect the conditions of your temporary stay in Canada. The deposit will be returned after you leave Canada if you have not broken the conditions imposed on you.

Children under the age of 16 should bring identification showing who they are:

Officers from CIC will have to take enforcement action against any person who does not respect the conditions of their visit to Canada. Persons who are not allowed into Canada or who are asked to leave have the right to an impartial hearing to review the decision.

You may not work in Canada or go to school without permission. You will be asked to leave Canada if you work or study without permission. A Tourist Visa for Canada does not allow for work or study. Canada offers different visas for these pursuits.