Tourist (Visitor) visa for Canada is necessary if you intend to travel to Canada for the following reasons:
Citizens of certain countries don’t need visitor visa, but Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
Tourist visa will allow you to travel and temporarily stay in Canada for a tourist, business or family visit. With visitor visa you are not allowed to work or study in Canada, but you can take English or French language course which lasts up to 6 months.
Visitor visa can be issued on a period of 10 years, but usually with this visa you can stay in Canada up to 6 months. Immigration Service decides on which period the visa will be issued and how long you can stay in Canada.
Application for visitor visa is going through official website of Canada’s Home affairs or at the nearest Visa Application Centre (VAC).
Visa fee for tourist visa application is 185 CAD (100CAD fee for the processing of the application + 85CAD to provide biometric data). The average processing time for visitor visa is 10 days.