Canada: Digital Nomad Information

Key Points  

  • Canada introduced additional insights on its temporary residence digital nomad option  


On 30 January 2024, the Canadian government clarified the requirements for digital nomads. The digital nomad visa was introduced as an aspect of Canada’s Tech Talent Strategy. The government defines a remote nomad as the following: 

  • A digital nomad is a person who can perform their job remotely from anywhere in the world. 
  • A digital nomad only needs visitor status to relocate to Canada for up to six months at a time while they perform their job remotely for a foreign employer or, if they are self-employed, working for themselves or providing services to clients outside of Canada.  
  • A person may enter as a digital nomad to work remotely but seek a work permit if they find a Canadian employer after entry. If an intention to find a Canadian employer is declared, they should be counseled that a work permit will be needed before starting work for such an employer. 
  • Additional documentation is not required of a person entering to be a digital nomad (although they must still satisfy the officer that they will leave at the end of their authorized stay). 

Family members of digital nomads who intend to work or study in Canada should apply for work or study permits. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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