Requirements for business visitor visas to Canada
If you’re planning to visit Canada for business purposes, you should first consider if you qualify as a business visitor. You would be considered a business visitor Canada if you are entering the country to partake in international business activities (without entering Canada’s labor market) and/or if you’re temporarily visiting Canada to explore options for business growth, make an investment or advance business relationships. The Canadian government has outlined what kind of activities a business visitor can conduct in Canada.
Now, coming to your question, the requirements to qualify for the Business Visitor Visa Canada are fairly simple.
First, you must provide proof of the following:
- You intend to stay in the country for less than six months
- You do not intend to participate in the Canadian labor market
- You source of profit and income, and main place of business is located outside Canada
- You have supporting documents for your application
- You possess a valid travel document, have sufficient money to fund your stay and return journey, intend to leave Canada after completing your visit, and do not pose a health, security or criminal risk to Canadians.
You will also need to provide biometrics. Keep in mind that apart from demonstrating your intentions, you will also need to meet additional Canada Business Visa requirements:
- Bring letters of support from your parent company, as well as an invitation letter form the Canadian business that is hosting you or a letter of recognition from Canada’s Border services Agency.
- Warranty or service contracts/agreements, if relevant.
- Share the contact details of the Canadian host business.
- When leaving for Canada, carry a passport/other travel document and a valid visitor visa, if applicable.