Business Visa

If you wish to visit Canada for business purposes, you must apply for a business visa. This visa is intended for those who wish to come temporarily to Canada with the intention of investing or establishing a business.

Looking for suppliers, want to grow your business, or want to start a new one?

This is your option.

What activities can I carry out with a business visa?

  • Purchasing goods or services for business purposes
  • Receiving orders for goods or services
  • Participating in conferences, conventions or trade fairs
  • Providing services as part of a warranty or sale
  • Receive training from a Canadian parent company
  • Training employees of a Canadian branch of a foreign company

The visa for individuals and business delegations is a temporary visa so they can only stay for a limited period of time, usually up to 6 months.

This visa does not allow you to work in Canada.

How do I should I apply for a visa at visa?

If you meet the requirements detailed in the previous point, you can start your process with the following steps:

  1. Verify that you meet the minimum requirements.
  2. Compiles documents and completes forms
  3. Send your visa application to
  4. Wait patiently for processing and respond to possible additional requests for information.
  5. Submit your passport for visa placement.


Requirements for obtaining a business visa

  • Have a valid passport valid for more than 6 years
  • No criminal or immigration-related convictions.
  • Demonstrate to an immigration officer your intention to return to your country of origin at the end of your stay.
  • Provide proof of sufficient resources to cover the costs of your stay. The amount of money will depend on the purpose of your visit, how long you plan to stay and whether you will be staying in a hotel or with friends or family.
  • Explain the purpose of your visit and ensure that you will not be working in Canada during your stay.
  • Proof of a business relationship with a company in Canada or that you have been invited to a conference or training.
  • If you do not meet the minimum requirements, your visa will most likely be refused. However, you may also be refused a visa for security or health reasons.

How can I prove that I am a business visitor?

To qualify as a business visitor to Canada, you must explain the purpose of your visit, demonstrate a business relationship with the Canadian entity and that you do not plan to enter the Canadian labour market.


If you plan to stay for more than 6 months, or work in Canada, you may consider a temporary worker permit.

How long can I stay in Canada on a business visa?

Up to a maximum of 6 months.

Can I bring my family members on a business visa?

No. If you wish to bring your family they must apply for a tourist visa independently.

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