What is a Canadian Business Visitors Visa?

A Canadian Business Visitor Visa is a Visitor Visa for businesspeople and for investors interested in exploring business prospects in Canada.

An applicant who is interested in a business visitor visa should have their main source of income and business outside of Canada. Such an individual would need to first conduct an exploratory visit to Canada for business and for investment purposes. The visa is similar to a visitor visa and allows one to enter the country and stay for a defined period of time.

A Canadian Business Visa is highly sought after and hence extremely competitive. Those interested in applying for such a visa would have to be well-versed in the legal stipulations set in place by the immigration department of the Canadian government [Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada ("IRCC", formerly "CIC"] Failure to meet any criteria may be met with rejection. Seek the services of an experienced immigration consultant when applying for this visa.

Who can apply for a Canadian Business Visa?

Businesspeople and investors who wish to explore business and investment opportunities in Canada should seek a business visitor’s visa. The purpose of the trip can range from:

  • Attending a seminar
  • Meeting with business partners in Canada
  • Surveying an area where a new business venture would be launched
  • Meeting in person with the seller of an existing business
  • And much more…

If an individual is from a non-visa-exempt country, he or she would need to apply for a business visitor visa well before entering Canada.

Everything you wanted to know about Business Visitors Visa:

Here are some very important questions you need to ask your immigration consultant when applying for your Canadian Business Visitors visa:

  • Am I from a visa-exempt country and, therefore, do I not require a business visitor visa?
  • What kind of documentation do I need to support my business visit to Canada?
  • What activities am I limited to in Canada with my business visitor visa?
  • Does my family also qualify for a business visitor visa?

Contacting EEP for assessment: Why is this important?

The lawyers at EEP provide legal representation tailored to your individual situation. Our expertise focuses on immigration and visa programs for Canada and the United States.

Partnering with our award-winning immigration team greatly increases the likelihood of achieving your specific immigration or visa goals. Immigration is a complex process that requires strong legal strategy, precise paperwork, and attention to detail. This reduces the risk of wasted time, money, or permanent rejection.

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