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Canada Business Visa

Business Visitor Visa

When a foreign national visits Canada to take part in business or trade activities, but does not enter the Canadian Labour Market, they are known as a business visitor.

Introduction To Business Visitor VISA In Canada

Due to it being one of the worlds largest and strongest economies, thousands of short-term business visitors travel to Canada every year. Some of these visitors can conduct business or trade activity without needing a work permit, depending on the nationality and type of work.


To be eligible for the business visitor visa, a visitor must:

  • Plan to stay in Canada for less than six months
  • Not plan to enter the Canadian Labour Market
  • Have a main place of business and source of income and profits, outside of Canada
  • Meet Canada’s basic entry requirements (have a valid travel document, such as a passport, have enough money for their stay and to return home, plan to leave Canada at the end of your visit, and are not a criminal, security or health risk to Canadians.


Here are examples of why an individual may travel to Canada as a business visitor:

  • To attend business meetings, conferences, conventions, fairs, etc
  • To buy Canadian goods or services on behalf of a foreign entity
  • To take orders for goods or services
  • To provide after-sales service, excluding hands-on work in the construction trades
  • To be trained by a Canadian parent company for work outside of Canada
  • To train employees of a Canadian subsidiary of a foreign company.


To travel to Canada as a business visitor, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) may be required. 

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