Business Visitor Visa
Canada is one of the largest economies in the world and attract thousands of short-term business visitors every year. A business visitor is an individual coming temporarily to Canada with the purpose of engaging in international business activities, without being part of the Canadian job market. Business visa allows you to come to Canada to meet your Canadian clients to look ways to grow business, invest or advance the business relationships.
A Canadian company may also invite a foreign businessperson for training in product use, sales, or other functions related to a business transaction. As a business visitor, you can travel anywhere in Canada, visit family/friends, and enjoy the best attractions along the way. You can also attend any conferences, trade shows, and meetings with new clients. Business visitors usually stay in Canada for a few days or a few weeks but can stay for up to 6 months.
Types of activities a business visitor may conduct in Canada
How to apply for a business visitor visa?
Business visitors need to follow the normal application process for a temporary resident visa and need to indicate their purpose of visit (business activities). Business visitors from visa-exempt countries are exempt from a visitor visa. However, in these cases, they may still need an electronic travel authorization (eTA) if they arrive in Canada by air. Business visitors may bring their family members with them to Canada, but each family member need to complete their own visitor visa application.
Important documents required
Other basic requirements
Regardless of your intention, you will need to satisfy an officer that you meet the basic criteria as a visitor. The applicants must:
Tips for business visitor visa application
Business visitors usually stay in Canada for a few days or a few weeks at a time. To be considered a business visitor you must demonstrate that:
Support from the Canadian government in organizing an international event in Canada
If you are organizing an international event/meeting and need help facilitating delegates’ entry to Canada, you can register with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Special Events Unit and get the support you need to plan a successful event.
IRCC’s Special Events Unit is one-stop source of information on Canada’s visa and entry requirements. The Unit will provide you with valuable information and support, free of charge, including:
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