A letter of invitation to a friend or family member (who lives outside Canada), does not guarantee that a visa will be granted. In fact, it is the requirement of the visa office that must be abided by. Through a letter of invitation, a visa officer assess your status in Canada, your financial stability and the information about the person you invite.
There are some rules that must be followed when you write a letter of invitation to a friend or a family member. The letter is solely written for the purpose of a visit visa which means limited time in Canada. You are certainly not legally responsible for the person whom you are inviting but you must make sure that the person will leave Canada after intended visit duration.
Typically, Canadian visa officials require that you include complete information of the person you are inviting. This includes their full name, date of birth, contact information, your relationship to the visitor and the purpose of the trip. You should also include how long your friend or family member intends to stay in Canada and how they will handle their living expenses here. As far as your own information is concerned, you should include your full name, information on where your work, date of birth, contact information and status. You will need to provide copies of all documents that endorse this information as well.
See also: Sample Invitation Letter for US Visa
May 11, 2016
Canadian High Commission
10 E Langkawa Road
Laksi, Bangkok 15266-8421
Dear Visa Officer:
I am writing this letter to invite my friend Tina Yen (Date of Birth: October 7, 1978) to attend my wedding ceremony which will held on my home at 89 Knightbridge Street, Arnprior, Ontario K2S 0Z8, Canada.
Please refer below for Tina’s details:
Name: Tina Yen
Address: 71W-1 Changwattna Road, Laksi, Bangkok, 10214-7895, Thailand
Monthly Income: 3000 CAD (Optional)
Home Phone: 333-3333-3333
Email: tinayen @ email . com
The wedding date has been set for August 11, 2016 and ideally, I would like Tina to land in Ontario on August 8 or earlier if possible. She will stay in Canada till August 25, 2016 as she has to report back to her work. While she will be in Canada, she will stay with me and I will bear all of her living expenses.
Below are details of my living status in Canada:
Full Name: Gemma Collins
Date of Birth: July 5, 1978
Address: 89 Knightbridge Street, Arnprior, Ontario K2S 0Z8, Canada
Cellular: (000) 145-1021
Home Phone: (000) 123-1234
Status: Canadian Citizen
Job Title: Software Engineer
Employer: Core Technologies, 21 New Ave, , Ontario D4C 1A3, Canada
Please refer to the enclosed documents for further augmentation to the information provided here. If you need any additional information, please don’t hesitate to call me.
(Enclosures: Copies of citizenship certificate, bank statement & wedding card)