👥  Population: 38 million

🌍  Region: North America

🗣  Languages: English, French

🚙  Drive on the: Right

💵  Currency: Canadian Dollar, CAD, C$

☎️  Calling Code: +1

Canada is a large country in North America bordering the USA. Almost half of the population were born overseas and it remains a country that is very immigrant friendly, with around 300,000 new residents arriving yearly. Although the official languages are English and French, only New Brunswick is officially bilingual and Quebec's official language is French.

3 random facts about Canada

🌎 Canada is the second largest country in the world.

🥜 Peanut butter was invented in Montreal.

🏆 There have been 15 Nobel Prize laureates in Canada.


Red: Canada

Green: Visa-free access to Canada

Light green: Electronic Travel Authorization or visa required

Grey: Visa required


Depending on your country of origin you may stay in Canada visa free for up to 6 months. An Eletronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is mandatory for all visa-exempt nationals.

If you require a visit visa, they are valid for up to 6 months. You must show proof that you’re able to support yourself financially.

Immigration and Citizenship Canada

Staying longer

Canada has a points based immigration system in which there are legal pathways to permanent residency through work, investment, or business. This guide is for people already working remotely, either for an employer or themselves, so the work based permanent visas won’t be covered here.


Canada has a visa specifically designed to attract startups called the "Start-up Visa Program". We've covered the details of it in our resource for Startup visas around the world, which you can access here.

Travel remotely