Understanding Business Visitor Visa and Business Immigration in Canada
At the Law Office of Matthew Jeffery, we help clients who want to enter Canada for prescribed business activities to obtain Temporary Resident Visas. We also assist clients who want to do business immigration. We have vast experience in immigration law and an excellent success rate.
What is a Business Visitor Visa and How Can We Help You Get One?
If you are planning to visit Canada on business, you may require a business visitor visa depending on your country of origin. You will get a temporary residence business visa that allows you to conduct prescribed business activities.
If you are coming from a country whose visa agreement with Canada does not require a Temporary Resident Visa for business and tourism visitors, such as Mexico and the U.K., you require an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before jetting into Canada. Only U.S. citizens are exempt from the requirement to obtain an ETA.
Note that a business visitor visa Canada is not authorization to work in Canada. If you want to be employed or to run a business, then you have to apply for a Work Permit. Some of the business-related activities you can engage in with a Temporary Resident Visa include:
- Attending business meetings and conferences
- Conducting site visits
- Attending sales and products training conducted by a distributor or a Canadian company
- Dealing with after sales agreements
- Buying goods for your company
Note that when you have a Work Permit but you need to regularly travel in and out of Canada, you may still need a business visitor visa, depending on your country of origin. You can get a Work Permit from the Canadian High Commission, Consulate, or Embassy in your country.
At the Law Office of Matthew Jeffery, we will help you to prepare and file the paperwork.
Other than the relevant supporting documents, there are many other requirements that you have to fulfill before getting a Business Visitor Visa. We will guide you on everything needed to increase your chances of success with the application.
What is Business Immigration and How can we Assist?
There are several federal and provincial business programs under the Canadian immigration system. These programs are meant to attract and retain qualified managerial and business talent for the growth of the economy.
At the Law Office of Matthew Jeffery, we assist clients apply under the Federal Self-Employed Program and Start-Up programs.
The Self-Employed Persons Program is meant for artisans and athletes who have to get at least 35 point out of 100 potential points in the selection criteria. The selection criteria will cover education, experience, ability to speak English and/or French, adaptability, and age.
On the other hand, the Start-Up Visa Program links you with a private sector organization in Canada who is able to provide guidance, funding, and expertise in starting and operating a business.
In addition, most of Canada’s ten provinces and three territories has its own entrepreneur immigration program for those who wish to start a business in the province or territory.
We will assist you to fulfil the requirements of these programs, including filing and drawing up the relevant paper work and getting a business immigration Canada visa.
You can call us today at 416-944-3267 for an assessment by a business immigration lawyer Canada.