Business Visa

Business Visa

Business visitor

  • 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
  • invest
  • advance your business relationships

Business visitors can stay for a few days or a few weeks, and are able to stay for up to 6 months.

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

  • Applicant is not having plan to enter the Canadian labour market
  • Applicant’s main place of business and source of income and profits is outside Canada
  • Applicants meet Canada’s basic entry requirements.

Following activities may conduct as a business visitor

  • 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 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.