You're normally allowed to stay in Canada for up to six months. Children under 18 must meet the same entry requirements as adults. The border services officer may ask minor children to show other documents depending on whether the child is travelling alone or with someone.
You must meet some basic requirements to get a visitor visa. You must:
You may also need a medical exam and a letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.
Some people are not admissible to Canada, which means they are not allowed to enter the country. You can be inadmissible for several reasons, including being involved in:
You can also be inadmissible for security, health or financial reasons. Find out more about inadmissibility.
Make sure you know what to do if your minor children (children under the age of 18) will be travelling with you, with someone else, or alone.