You are a business visitor if you plan to visit Canada temporarily to:
- • look for ways to grow your business,
- • invest or
- • advance your business relationships.
If you need a visitor visa, you must send certain documents with your application:
- • a letter of invitation from your potential business partner in Canada; and
- • 24-hour contact details for that person.
Conditions of a visa
You may also need identification cards or proof that you have a job.
As a business visitor, you must show that:
- • you plan 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 and profits, is outside Canada,
- • you have documents that support your application and
- • you meet Canada’s basic entry requirements, because you
- o have a valid travel document, such as a passport,
- o have enough money for your stay and to return home,
- o plan to leave Canada at the end of your visit and
- o are not a criminal, security or health risk to Canadians.
Cross-border business can 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 or
- • being trained by a Canadian company that has sold you equipment or services.