Visit on Business
How you can qualify for a business visitor visa if:
- You are looking for ways to expand your business
- You are looking to invest in a business
- You want to build and advance your business relationships
Some examples of reasons for doing cross border business can include:
- Buying Canadian goods or services for a foreign business or government,
- Taking orders for goods or services,
- Going to meetings, conferences, conventions or trade fairs,
- Giving after-sales service (managing, not doing hands-on labour),
- Being trained by a Canadian parent company that you work for outside Canada,
- Training employees of a Canadian branch of a foreign company or
- Being trained by a Canadian company that has sold you equipment or services.
All business visitors must also apply for a temporary resident visa. Certain documents will also be required for this application which are:
- A letter of invitation from your potential business partner in Canada
- Contact details of that person.
The requirements for business visitor visa are:
- Proof that you will leave after six months
- No intention to enter into the Canadian Labour Market
- Your main place of business, and source of income and profits, is outside Canada
- Any and all documents that will support reasons for application
- Meeting the basic entry requirements such as:
- Valid travel documents/passport
- Enough money to finance your stay and return back to your home county
- Plan to leave Canada at the end of your visit and
- You are not a criminal
- You do not present any security or health risk to Canadians.
If you believe your stay will be more than six months you can apply and may be considered as a temporary worker which will require you to apply for a work permit.