Canada is among the world’s preferred destinations for business investment and welcomes people wishing to conduct business. You may enter Canada as a temporary resident to explore its diverse opportunities.
A business visitor is one who enters temporarily to pursue international business activities in Canada without directly entering the Canadian labour market. These individuals include those who come to purchase, meet with prospective or existing suppliers and receive training for Canadian goods or services to increase their overseas business presence. Usually, business visitors must not engage in selling to the general public in Canada.
Some Canadian companies have subsidiaries overseas or may be a subsidiary of an international corporation with its head office elsewhere. Personnel travelling to Canada to train others or receive training in the Canadian company (parent or subsidiary) are considered business visitors. Those wishing to enter Canada to represent their company or government to explore or finalize business opportunities will also be categorized as business visitors. You should seek a business visitor visa if you plan to visit Canada for any of the above business activities.
Alternatively, a Canadian business may invite you to explore joint business opportunities that may involve international sales or training for your overseas employees etc.
Although business visitors are not entering Canada to join the labour market, they may be doing so under a free trade agreement. If a Canadian business has purchased or leased equipment from a non-Canadian company, an individual(s) from that company may visit Canada to train the Canadian purchaser’s personnel in the use of that equipment.
Business visitors must meet the requirements of applying for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) and prove they do not intend to enter the Canadian labour market. An applicant must also verify the authenticity of the information they provide, indicate their source of income, and provide financial details of their non-Canadian businesses.
Note: In specific instances, business visitors are permitted by immigration laws to engage in certain business activities in Canada without a work permit. See the link below to learn more about business activities without a work permit
Many foreign nationals visit Canada each year to explore and enjoy its vast natural resources, cosmopolitan cities, and cultural attractions. As a result, the tourism sector generates billions of dollars in revenue and employs many Canadians directly and indirectly.
In 2020, approximately 1.32 million international tourists visited the province of Ontario, making it the most popular tourist destination in Canada. Although Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, are the most frequently visited cities in Canada, the prairie provinces and Atlantic Canada are also very popular given their beautiful landscapes and waterways.
The Canadian government encourages family reunification and allows citizens and permanent residents to invite their families abroad to visit them in Canada. Some family members may wish to visit Canada temporarily to attend graduations, weddings, funerals etc., or simply to connect with loved ones.
Per IRCC, the following persons constitute immediate family members:
Elboniel Consultants are here to help with all the necessary documents and steps involved in applying for the Super Visa program. Contact us today to get started.
Elboniel Consultants can assist those seeking medical treatment in Canada by locating an affiliated physician and preparing the necessary documents for your application.
Non-residents may enter Canada while pregnant and with the possibility or intention to give birth while visiting. However, they will need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa and submit further information and documents relevant to their pregnancy and plans for giving birth while in Canada.
Elboniel Consultants can help you with all the details involved in coming to Canada to give birth.
The Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) may be issued to an applicant who does not meet the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) or is otherwise inadmissible but has justifiable circumstances to enter Canada. For example, an individual may be granted a TRP for work-related travel or other situations where the immigration department feels the person’s visit will not be detrimental to Canadian health and safety. It is the responsibility of every foreign national to prove that their visit to Canada has merit and is justified. The reason for issuing a TRP could also be because one has committed or been convicted of a crime in the resident country.
Contact us to discuss your residency options. We have helped many individuals and families successfully come to Canada. We will assist you in obtaining a Temporary Resident Permit.