Temporary Resident Permit
Individuals who are inadmissible to Canada on medical or criminal grounds or do not otherwise meet the criteria of the Immigration Act or Regulations in Canada, but are required to enter Canada, may be eligible for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).
A TRP allows the individual who is inadmissible to overcome their inadmissibility for a specified reason and for a specific period of time. The individual is required to demonstrate that there is a significant reason as to why they must enter Canada. A TRP will only allow the individual to gain temporary entrance into Canada.
To be eligible, the individuals need to enter and stay in Canada will need to outweigh the health and safety risk to Canadian Society. A TRP is usually issued for the length of your visit to Canada; however, there are some instances in which the TRP is issued for a longer period of time (i.e. a few weeks up to 2-3 years).