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Sample Invitation Letter to Canada

When I wrote my first invitation letter a couple of years ago, I did not have a clue about what should be on it. So I went to the Canada Immigration website and I found a guide. You can find the guide here - Invitation letter quide from Immigration Canada. Writing an Invitation Letter is just one piece of the Puzzle, your guest may need help with Visa Application or Interview.

In summary the following should be on the invitation letter.

Your letter must include the following information about the person being invited:

* Complete name.
* Date of birth.
* The person’s address and telephone number.
* Your relationship to the person being invited.
* The purpose of the trip.
* How long the person you are inviting intends to stay in Canada.
* Details on accommodation and living expenses.
* The date the person you are inviting intends to leave Canada.

Your letter must also include the following information about the person writing the letter:

* Complete name.
* Date of birth.
* Address and telephone number in Canada.
* Occupation.
* Whether you are a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
* A photocopy of a document proving your status in Canada. For instance, a Canadian birth certificate if you were born in Canada or a Canadian citizenship card if you are a naturalized citizen. If you are Permanent Resident, you must send proof of your permanent resident status (a copy of your PR card or your IMM 1000 proof of landing).

Sample Invitation Letter

Below is a sample invitation letter. The names on it are ficticious but this format has been used and visas have been issued using this format. There are other formats that can be used. The most important thing is for the information required to be on it.


March 27th, 2005

To whom it may concern, 

This is to certify that Dare Kuti will be visiting me in Montrea, Canada from June 1st 2009 to September 15st 2009. Dare has been a close personal friend of mine for 5 years and will be staying at my home for the duration of his stay. 

My address:
234 Lachine Ave, Montreal, Qc. H4X 1R4. Canada
Tel: 514-767-0987.
I am a Canadaian Citizen

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to conatct me.

Kind regards,
David Adidas

Name: Mr Dare Kuti
Address:.1 salle st, Ebutte Metta, lagos State Nigeria
Date of Birth - May 12, 1940
Telephone: +2348032173333
Relationship: Friend.

Here is a scanned sample of an invitation letter to a friend.

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Sample Invitation Letter Canada

Do not forget to send a scanned copy of your passport or parmanent resident card. If you are able to notarise the letter, it will be fine. Personally I have not notarised any of my letters and visas have been issued. Now check out our Ultimate Visa Interview or Application Kit.