Business Visitor Visa—Business visitors do not need any work permit for coming to Canada. However, those from nations requiring a TRV to come to Canada need to get a TRV before proceeding to Canada.
Who is a business visitor?
You are considered to be a business visitor to Canada if you intend to visit Canada temporarily to—
- Explore ways to develop your business;
- Invest; or
- Advance your business relationships.
You may need to apply for an eTA or a visa to visit Canada if you are a business visitor
- Get it when you are planning your trip. Don’t keep waiting for the last minute to apply; and
- Travel to Canada along with your passport you have used to get your eTA
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE SENT ALONG WITH THEIR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE:
- A letter of invitation from your potential business partner in Canada; and
- A 24-hour contact details for that person.
You need to show the following—
- You want to stay for less than six months period in Canada;
- You don’t intend to enter the Canadian labor market;
- Your primary place of business, and source of income and profits, is outside Canada;
- You possess all the documents that support your application;
- You fulfill the basic entry requirements of Canada. For this, you- Possess a valid travel document(like a passport);
- Have sufficient funds to support your stay and to return to your home nation;
- Intend to leave Canada at the end of your visit; and
- Are not a security/health risk to Canadians or a criminal.
Cross-border business may include the following—
- Purchasing Canadian goods/services for any foreign government/business;
- Attending conferences/meetings/conventions/trade fairs;
- Taking orders for goods/services;
- Getting training by any Canadian parent company that you work for outside Canada;
- Providing training to employees or any Canadian branch of a foreign firm;
- Offering after-sales services(managing but not doing any hands-on-labor); or
- Getting trained by any Canadian company that has sold you services/equipment.
If you want to stay for more than six months in Canada and enter the Canadian labor market, then you will need a Temporary Work Permit.