What is a Business Visa?
A business visa is a travel document that allows one to travel to a foreign nation with the purpose of conducting business. During this travel, they may engage in business activities that do not constitute work or employment.
Are you a Business Visitor?
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 invest and advance your business relationships Business visitors usually stay in Canada for a few days or a few weeks but can stay for up to 6 months.
Pre-Requisites for a business visitor.
You must show that, you plan to stay for less than 6 months, you don’t plan to enter the Canadian labour market and your main place of business and source of income and profits is outside 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 etc.
You must show that you have enough money for your stay and to return home. You plan to leave Canada at the end of your visit and you are not a criminal, security or health risk to Canadians.
Note: If you plan to stay for more than 6 months, or plan to work in Canada, you may be considered a temporary worker and must apply for a work permit. Business visitors and businesspeople are not the same. Businesspeople come to do work in Canada under a free trade agreement.