Digital nomads can stay in Canada for up to 6 months with no income requirement

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Did you know that you can work remotely for up to six months in Canada?

Current step Canadian lawsTravelers with a tourist visa can work from the country and stay for up to 6 months.

A new update was released on June 27 this year to remind overseas viewers that this is possible. Current migration document says:

„Under current Canadian immigration rules, a digital nomad only needs visitor status to immigrate to Canada for up to six months at a time while performing their work remotely for a foreign employer.”

A woman in Quebec City, Canada

Foreign visitors do not have to meet the same income requirements as tourists.

The Canadian government is developing new strategies to attract high-skilled workers, find pathways for them to stay longer, and encourage the growth of the STEM sector.

Meanwhile, digital nomads can take advantage of current job opportunities to explore Canada’s amazing national parks and fascinating cities and experience the local culture.

People in the Distillery District in Toronto, Canada

Is Canada Offering a New Digital Nomad Visa?

While other countries such as Uruguay and Malaysia have recently issued new digital nomad visas, Canada currently has no new digital nomad visas.

Currently there is an opportunity to stay and work in Canada for up to six months Regular visitor visa.

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Travelers walking with backpacks at an Alberta airport

However, according to information shared on the Canadian network Global NewsImmigration Minister Sean Fraser said the government wants to attract more talent to work at Canadian tech companies, and that they will work on a digital nomad strategy.

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They will allow long-distance workers to stay longer if they find employment in the country. They also plan to upgrade the existing startup visa.

Best cities to work remotely

According to a recent report, Canada has some of the best cities to live in the world Report Global Liveability Index 2023 released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

A view of the Toronto skyline from the park

Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto rounded out the top 10 cities, with Montreal coming in at number 25.

These cities offer digital nomads better internet connectivity, more cafes, libraries and co-working spaces, and more activity and entertainment options.

According to From NomadAlthough they are expensive, the best cities in Canada for digital nomads are:

  • Toronto: The average internet speed is 19 Mbps, and the average cost of living for digital nomads is $4,488 per month.
  • Vancouver: The average internet speed is 16 Mbps, and the average cost of living for digital nomads is $5,712 per month.
  • Victoria: The average internet speed is 17 Mbps, and the average cost of living for digital nomads is $5,350 per month.
Young smiling African American woman wearing yellow pullover while working from her computer in a living room or office setting, booking flights or digital nomad concept

Canadian cities do not rank among the top destinations for digital nomads, but lack of clear information about current legal possibilities may also have had an impact.

Now that remote workers know that they can legally stay in Canada for up to six months and that there are no income restrictions, more people may consider this country as an option for a unique work experience.

Best time to explore Canada

Of course, we know that Canada gets cold too Cold, especially in winter.

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So unless you like freezing weather or are digital snowfallWinter is not the best time to visit.

Girl in snowboard equipment smiles on a sunny day in snowy mountains

Instead, digital nomads can come to Canada in the spring and stay in the fall to get the most out of this fascinating country.

During their work, telecommuters can visit the famous Banff National Park in Canada or the spectacular Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park in Quebec.

Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, Canada

Staying for months allows for planning ahead and setting aside days for technological detoxification and connection with nature.

Canada is the perfect place to explore beautiful forests, go on wildlife vacations, enjoy lakes and enjoy impressive landscapes.

Red canoe on mountain lake.  Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada.

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