Canada Business Visa

Attracting thousands of short-term business visitors each year, Canada Business Visa aims to ensure that international business visitors can come to Canada on business trips.

Since mid-2016, Canada’s economy has grown at a 4.3 percent annual rate. Based on data from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, according to Business Insider, Canada ranks 20th out of the top 25 richest countries in the world with a GDP per capita of $45,981.

Canada is also one of the most powerful countries in the world as it is a member of the G8 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as well as a signatory to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

A Business Visitor is a foreign national who comes to Canada to participate in international business activities including but not limited to:

  • Attending business meetings, conferences, conventions, fairs, etc.
  • Buying Canadian goods or services on behalf of a foreign entity.
  • Taking orders for goods or services.
  • Providing after-sales service, excluding hands-on work in the construction trades.
  • Being trained by a Canadian parent company for work outside of Canada.
  • Training employees of a Canadian subsidiary of a foreign company.

Requirements to qualify as for Canada Business Visa:

  • You plan to visit Canada temporarily to look for new business opportunities.
  • You want to invest in or to enhance existing business relationships.
  • You intend to stay for less than six months.
  • You do not plan to enter the Canadian labour market.
  • Your main place of business and source of income is located outside Canada.
  • The profits from your business will accrue outside Canada.
  • You meet Canada’s basic entry requirements; which are:
  • You have a valid passport.
  • You have enough money for your stay and to return home.
  • You plan to leave Canada at the end of your visit.
  • You do not pose criminal, security or health risks to Canadians.

Other Information:

You do not qualify for a Canada Business Visa if:

  • A Canadian employer has a direct contract with a non-Canadian companion; the foreign company requires a work permit.
  • A Canadian company has a contract with a Foreign Service provider or individual. In this case, the Foreign Service provider or individual is receiving payment from a Canadian source therefore they/he/she do not qualify as a Business Visitor.
  • You intend to enter the Canadian labour market for which you will need a Temporary Work Permit.

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