Everyone who comes to Canada for various purposes needs to complete the temporary visitor visa - IMM 5257 form. You can go to this place because of various reasons: as a tourist, student, or worker. But if you are non-resident, it is necessary to get the permission for visiting the country. If you live in the US, there is no need to fill out the template. There are other documents you will provide. Before you start completing application form IMM 5257 check whether your country is in the list. Some applicants are required to provide eTA instead of TRV.
It is much easier to fill out a blank template on your computer. You may download it from the website to your computer and upload it to the editor or find the site, that has the sample and an opportunity to type in the information into the requested fields.
You can apply for TRV in three ways: online, at Visa Office outside Canada or in Canada. Note, that if you are going by plane, it is necessary to fill out the sample online or at office beforehand. This way you will avoid misunderstandings.
Pay attention to the fact that you need to apply at least in two months beforehand.
To get the document it is required to provide such information:
There is no need to provide all that documents, as it depends on the case. For example, the spouse of the person who studies or works in this country can stay there for long no matter they have found the job according to their work permit or not.
In most cases, a visa is valid for half a year from the date you came to the country. But if you want to stay longer (to study at the university or work in some company), that will influence at the expiration date of your permission. If your permission came to end, it is necessary to renew it.