I Have a Business Meeting in Canada?


Did you know that if you are a foreign national who needs to visit Canada for a business meeting, you may require a business visitor visa? People who are citizens of many different countries will require a business visitor visa to Canada.

What activities do I need a business visitor visa for?

It is not always clear what kinds of activities necessitate a Canadian work visa and what activities only require a Business Visitor Visa.

Here are some examples of activities that require a business visitor visa to Canada:

1. Buying goods in Canada for a foreign company
2. Dealing with an after sales agreement.
3. Attending a product and sales training conducted by a Canadian parent company or a distributor.
4. Attending a business meeting or conference or conducting site visits to observe.

How do I get a business visitor visa for Canada?

In order to get a business visitor visa for Canada, you must prove that:

1. You have no criminal record or health problem that would make you inadmissible to Canada.
2. You earn your main source of income outside of Canada from a foreign employer.

You will also need several essential documents, including:

The invitation you received from the Canadian organization inviting you to Canada
A letter from your foreign employer showing that you are a full time employee of that company
Proof that you are not coming to Canada to earn income (information about your itinerary, which should include your exit)
A copy of the after-sales agreement, if that is why you are coming to Canada.
A resume that shoes you have the qualifications for training if that is why you are coming to Canada
Proof of your ties to your home country

We can help you obtain a business visitor visa for Canada! Please contact our immigration law firm using the contact form on the right.

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