Business Visa

A business visitor is somebody who wants to temporarily come to Canada to grow or invest in a business or to advance their business relationships within Canada.


Types Of Activities

Activities you may conduct as a business visitor 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 as part of a warranty or sales agreement
  • Being trained by a Canadian parent company that you work for outside of Canada
  • Training employees of a Canadian branch of a foreign company
  • Being trained by a Canadian company that has sold you equipment or services
  • Under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, a U.S. or Mexican national may also take part in other activities, such as research, marketing, and general services. For more information, see the Global Affairs Canada website.

How To Show You Are A Business Visitor

To qualify as a business visitor to Canada, you must show that:

  • You plan to stay for less than 6 months
    You don’t plan to enter the Canadian labor market
  • Your main place of business and source of income and profits is outside of Canada
    You have documents that support your application
  • You meet Canada’s basic entry requirements because you
    Have a valid travel document, such as a passport
  • Have enough money for your stay and to return home
  • Plan to leave Canada at the end of your visit
  • Are not a criminal, security, or health risk to Canadians


Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is A Business Visitor?

A business visitor is somebody who wants to temporarily come to Canada to grow or invest in a business or to advance their business relationships within Canada.

What Are The Types Of Activities That Are Conducted By A Business Visitor?
Purchasing local goods for a foreign government or business, getting trained to use for a Canadian product or service, procuring orders for any services, attending fairs, meetings, and conferences, training workers of a foreign company brand based in Canada, and getting trained for a Canadian agency based outside of Canada.
Who Is Eligible For Business Visa?
You should show the following to be eligible for a business visa. Have a passport that is valid for six months or more, zero criminal records, convince an immigration officer that you have ties to your home country, and convince an immigration officer that you would leave at the end of your visit to Canada.
What Are The Business Visa Costs?
The cost to apply for the Canadian business visa is CAD $100 with an extra cost of CAD $85 if you are asked to provide your bio metric information. If your visa is approved, then you would have to pay for the passport processing which costs around CAD $45.
Who Needs Business Visa?
A business visa might be granted to a foreign national who wishes to visit Canada to establish an industrial or business venture or to explore possibilities to set up a business venture in Canada.
How Many Types Of Business Visa Are There In Canada?

There are five main categories of business visas in Canada:

  1. Investors
  2. Entrepreneurs
  3. Self Employed Persons
  4. PNP Business Programs
  5. Corporate Immigration
How Long Does Canada Business Visa Take?
Canadian business visas take fifteen business days after receipt of the application at the consulate.
Does Business Visa Get Rejected?
Your visa might be rejected if you have provided the wrong detail in your visa application form, if you have a history of criminal record, or if you apply for a visa without a valid justification in a short time.

What You Need To Enter Canada

You need one of the following:

  • A visitor visa and an ETA
  • Other documents such as a valid United States passport or
  • Official proof of status in the U.S. (such as a green card) and a valid passport from your country of nationality
  • Find out if you need a visitor visa to travel to Canada
  • Business visitors and business people are not the same. Business people come to do work in Canada under a free trade agreement. Learn more about business people.

Qualifications Of A Business Visitor

  • You plan to stay in Canada for less than six months
  • You meet the necessary Canada visitor visa needs and requirements
  • Your main business and source of income and profit is out of Canada
  • Entering the Canadian labor workforce is not your plan
  • You must be capable to provide all the required credentials for the application and to bring along when you come to Canada.


What To Bring With You To Canada

Ensure you have the following credentials when you arrive at the border:

  • A passport and a valid visitor visa
  • If you need an ETA, you should travel using the similar passport you used in your application.
  • If you’re a lawful permanent resident of the US, a valid green card and a valid passport from your country of nationality.
  • Support letters from your parent company and an invitation letter from the Canadian host business.
  • Other credentials like warranty or service contracts, if relevant to your visit


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