Business Visa

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Business Visa

Program Minimum Requirements.

Business Visa



You’re a business visitor if you:

Come to take part in international business activities without being part of the Canadian labour market

Are visiting Canada temporarily to:

Look for ways to grow your business


Advance your business relationships

Business visitors usually stay in Canada for a few days or a few weeks, but are able to stay for up to 6 months.

How to show you’re 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 labour market

Your main place of business and source of income and profits is outside Canada

You have documents that support your application

Have a qualifying business:

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

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 (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

Being trained by a Canadian company that has sold you equipment or services