Thousands of short-term business visitors come to Canada each year. With an international market-oriented economy and as a member of many organizations, Canada is a great place to do business, gain valuable experience and success. A business visitor is someone who comes to Canada to engage an international business activity without directly entering the Canadian labour market. For instance, a business visitor may come to Canada temporarily to look for ways to grow his or her business, observe site visits, invest or develop business relationships. Alternatively, a Canadian company may invite foreign national for training in product use, sales or other functions related to a business transactions.
Business visitors may need to apply for an eTA or a visa to enter Canada. If a person is not from a visa-exempt country, he/she will need to apply for a visitor visa and provide certain documents, such as:
- A letter of invitation from you potential business partner in Canada; and
- 24-hour contact details for that person
Note: Identification cards or other proof of a current job position may be required as well.