Canada Business Visas

Canada Business Visa

The Objective of Canada’s business immigration programs is to grow economic development and employment by welcoming investors, businessmen and self-employed individuals from abroad. Business individuals get this type of visa who visit to Canada to engage in international business activities without directly entering the Canadian labour market.

The Canadian business immigration programs also seek to develop new commercial and business opportunities and improve access to promote foreign markets by inviting people who are familiar with market trends and their special requirements and customs.


The Investors Program is also a points tested visa and requires a pass mark of 35 out of 100 points and is assessed on six main factors including age, education, business experience, language ability and adaptability.

Potential candidates with business/managerial experience and relatively high net worth may be eligible to apply for a Canada Immigration Permanent resident Visa under one of the Canadian business immigration programs under one of the following three sub-categories:

1. Entrepreneur Start-up Visa Program

Start-Up Visa Entrepreneurs must secure funding and support from a designated Canadian investment organization. To do so, they must have a plan for a unique business that will be established in Canada.

2. Self-Employed Persons Program

To qualify as a self-employed person, an individual must be willing and able to support him/herself and any dependents with self-employed income as a farmer, athlete, or artisan etc.

3. Business Visitor

If you are planning to look for ways to grow your business, invest or advance your business relationships

You may need to apply for an eTA or a visa to come to Canada on temporary visit in Canada.

Supporting Documents Required:

•Invitation Letter from your potential business partner in Canada;

•Contact details for that person

  • You may also need identification cards or proof that you have a job.
  • As a business visitor, you must show that you :
  • Plan to stay for less than 6 months,
  • Do not plan to enter the Canadian labour market,
  • your main place of business, and source of income and profits, is outside Canada,
  • A verification that the applicants will not come to Canada for employment purposes
  • Include a copy of the After-Sales Agreement if any
  • Have documents that support your application and
  • Meet Canada’s basic entry requirements, because you

◦have a valid travel document, (Passport)

◦have enough funds for your stay and to return home,

◦plan to leave Canada within specified time frame and

◦Security clearance, no criminal record and health- based inadmissibility.

  • For a training visit, a resume showing that the applicants have sufficient experience to conduct training and they are properly employed by a foreign company and are only entering Canada for purposes of conducting a training for a particular product
  • Proof to establish sufficient ties to the applicants’ home country

Cross-border business can include:

  • taking orders for goods or services,
  • going to meetings, conferences, conventions or trade fairs,
  • giving after-sales service
  • buying Canadian goods or services for a foreign business or government,
  • being trained by a Canadian parent company that you work for outside Canada,
  • being trained by a Canadian company that has sold you equipment or services or
  • training employees of a Canadian branch of a foreign company

If you plan to stay longer than six months or plan to work in Canada, you may be considered a temporary worker and have to apply for a work permit.

Why Professional Immigration consultancy is Important

While the procedures for applying for a Canadian business visitor visa may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can ‘do it themselves’. The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a business visitor visa can be technical, complex and usually require legal expertise. So to avoid long waited time, costs involved in applying and many other unforeseen problems, Marvel Immigration consultancy is always there for your help and assistance.

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