Citizens from certain countries may need a visa to enter Canada. Foreign nationals from specified countries require an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to enter Canada and don’t require the Temporary Resident Visa.
Canada has a Temporary Resident Visa program which allows you to enter Canada legally for business or tourism purposes. If you are a citizen of another specified country and want to visit Canada, you may need to apply for the Temporary Resident Visa.
It is important to note that the Temporary Resident Visa is not a work permit visa. If a foreign national has a Temporary Resident Visa, it does not entitle them to work in Canada. It simply allows a foreign national to enter Canada as a tourist.
Alternatively, a work permit allows a foreign national to enter and stay in Canada for employment purposes. Citizens of some countries may require Temporary Resident Visa as well along with the work permit. When a foreign national enters Canada on the Temporary Resident Visa and then seeks employment, they will need a work permit from the respective authorities like the Canadian Consulate or the High Commission.