travel visas in Canada
FREE Online

I am coming to Canada

Canadian Business Visitor Visa

An economically rich and growing economy, Canada presents a host of investment and business opportunities to entrepreneurs and investors all across the world. But, to explore investment options, merchandising opportunities, interact with Canadian business counterparts and participate in trade seminars, foreign nationals must obtain a Business Visitor Visa to Canada.


Individuals are considered for a business visitor visa if they are planning to pay a visit Canada for a short duration to: -
  • explore opportunities to grow their trading activities,
  • invest in a Canadian business, or
  • advance trade and commerce relationships in the country.

As a business visitor, individuals must demonstrate that :-

  • they plan to travel to the Canadian nation for a period less than six months,
  • they have no intentions of entering the Canadian labor market,
  • their main workplace, and source of income lies outside the geographical boundaries of Canada,
  • they have documents to support their tourist visitor visa application
  • they duly meet Canada’s basic entry requirements, i.e.
    • they have a valid travel document, such as a passport,
    • they have enough funds to support their stay and return journey,
    • they plan to leave Canada at the end of their visit, and
    • they do not have a security, criminal or health risk to Canadian residents.
Cross-border business

Cross - border business activities that can be undertaken with a business visitor visa include:-

  • purchasing Canadian goods and/or services for an international government or business,
  • going for procuring orders for goods and/or services,
  • going for conferences, meetings, conventions or for trade fairs
  • giving for the purpose of managing after-sales service,
  • going as a trainee at a parent company nestled in Canada that the visitor work's for in his/her native nation,
  • giving training to employees of a branch located in Canada, or
  • attending training session at a Canadian company that has sold equipment or services to the visitor.
Apply to Travel

In order to apply for a Business Visitor visa, an individual needs to apply for an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) or a visitor visa to travel to Canada. Find out if you need an eTA or a visa.

If an individual needs an eTA to travel to Canada, he/she must:

  • obtain the travel document when he/she plans to visit Canada. Try and not apply at the last moment.
  • travel to Canada with the same passport used for obtaining an eTA.
  • If an individual needs a visitor visa to visit the Canadian nation, he/she must send certain documents with his/her application to the immigration office. These may include:
  • an invitation letter from the potential business partner in Canada, and
  • 24-hour contact details.

Individuals may also need identification proofs or cards which can verify that they are employed to travel to Canada.

Note: As per the North American Free Trade Agreement, a U.S. or Mexican national can also participate in other activities such as marketing, research and general services.

Admissibility to Canada

Once an individual submits his/her application for visa, the immigration office will review it and ensure it complete and has all the relevant documents attached. If the application is complete, individuals may be asked to:-

  • appear for a medical examination to prove that they are in good health to travel to Canada
  • obtain a policy certificate stating that they do not have any criminal records
  • appear for an interview at the Canadian immigration office.

On the other hand, in case an application is rejected, the applicant will be duly informed by the immigration officials along with the reason for refusal of the visa application. While there is no formal appeal process, individuals can apply again for a visitor visa to travel to the Canadian nation.

Latest Immigration News



Q1. What is a business visitor visa?

Foreign nationals planning to travel to Canada for a short duration of time to conduct trade and commerce need a valid Business Visitor Visa. With one in hand, individuals can also travel through the country, visit sites and enjoy leisure activities.

Q2. Does a business visitor visa guarantees my entry in Canada?

A valid business visitor visa and travel documents do not guarantee that you may be permitted to enter the Canadian nation. A border services officer may deny you entry if: -

  • your case or purpose to travel to Canada has changed, or
  • you gave incomplete or false information to the immigration officials at the time of filing the visa application

Q3. What if I want to extend my stay in Canada?

If you wish to extend your stay in Canada, you must apply for an extension 30 days prior to the expiry of your visa. Our immigration consultants can provide you with the essential information about the various immigration options available.

Q4. What happens after I send my application for business visitor visa?

The application is received by the Canadian immigration officials and they undertake the following steps to process your application:-

  • review the application and ensure it is complete
  • do a background screening to determine whether you are admissible or not
  • send you instructions regarding medical examination in case you did not give one prior to submitting the application,
  • determine whether you need to attend an interview or not, and
  • inform you about the decision made regarding your travel application.

If you apply online, the immigration officials shall contact you through your MyCIC account. On the other hand, if you had applied for you travel visa on paper, the immigration officials shall get in touch you through the contact information entered on the application form.

Q5. Am I allowed to work while in Canada with a Business Visitor Visa?

No. The Business Visitor Visa does not give permission to work in the Canadian nation.

Q6. Why do application processing times change for some visitor visas?

Typically the visitor visa application processing times depend on the number of applications received in a month by the immigration offices. Applications are processed in a systematic manner and some may take longer to process than others depending upon a number of factors such as complete information, documents, etc.

Q7. What should I do if my application is rejected?

Canada does not offer any formal appeal process to applicants of business visitor visas in case of rejected applications. However, you can apply fresh. Ensure your application is complete and you have furnished all the necessary documents to avoid refusal again.

Q8. Why do processing times differ from one immigration office to the other?

Different visa immigration offices face different challenges. Several factors affect the processing times. These include: -

  • the resources available at the immigration office,
  • the number of visa applications received,
  • the time an applicant takes to respond to the request for furnishing information,
  • the time taken for medical and security screening, and
  • the mail service efficiency.

Q9. Are there any specific categories of people allowed to apply for a business visitor visa?

Yes. Business visitors are typically categorized in one of the following categories. These are:-

  • Employees of a foreign company contracting a Canadian company
  • Foreign trainers and trainees including intra-company training individuals
  • After-sales service providers,
  • Individuals attending a board of director’s meeting,
  • Temporary residents such as personal assistants or caregivers

Q10. Why use the services of WWICS?

Obtaining a Canadian business visitor visa can be a tedious task. Availing the services of an expert consultant such as WWICS can save you time, money and efforts. With a team of qualified professionals who have years of experience in visa, immigration and settlement process, WWICS guides you through the entire visitor

  • I want to thank you all for your efforts. I have received my visa for Canada. Really appreciate your work. Keep up the good work. You have the best team which help the client till last.

    Prabhjot Kaur (Canada Skilled)

  • My journey with WWICS has been great most specifically from the view point of pre landing services that Bidhan and his team had provided. Experience has been tremendous and extra ordinary. Thanks to all who were involved from head to toe in my reloca

    Aqif (Canada Skilled)

  • Thank you very much for your support. I would like to extend my special thanks to team WWICS as it has been very helpful throughout the process and I will give them 7 stars!!  I am pleased with WWICS services and I will recommend it to my fri

    Farhan Akbar (Australia Skilled)

  • We would like to thank team WWICS for their sincere efforts to make our immigration possible. Your continued support and guidance lead to speedy processing of our case and we received our visa well in time. I would also like to acknowledge support of

    Lalit Kumar (Australia Skilled)

  • We are very happy and highly satisfied with your service and encouragement. Your staff was always very kind and encouraging. We thank everyone for all her help, timely clarification. Now we are in hometown, planning to make first entry to Austra

    Bobby Joseph (Australia Skilled)

  • It is with great relief and happiness that I congratulate all your team members for the wonderful work & timely support they have given, which has helped to get the Australian Immigration.

    Deepak Kumar Verma (Australia Skilled)

  • I appreciate the support and hard-work WWICS put into this application. A "thanks" is just not enough.  Special thanks to WWICS for being so patient and understanding with me. 

    Fazley Rabbi (Australia Skilled)

  • I don't know how to express my feelings. I am really thankful to each and every one in the WWICS group. This is to confirm that I have been satisfied with your services and sure I will keep in touch with you all. Good day!

    Jimmy Cherian (Australia Skilled)

  • Without doubt it has been a great journey with WWICS during my process for Australian visa. Your support and help has enabled me to reach this stage and I am really obliged for all of your kind efforts and dedication. Thank you once again for your ki

    Adnan Malik (Australia Skilled )

  • I applied for Canada PR through WWICS and the process was very smooth and easy. They guided us in many ways and they are reachable at any time. So we are thankful to WWICS for the help and smooth process at each and every stage. Definitely we will re

    J.Harikrishnan (Canada Skilled)

  • We really appreciate the Team work. The staff has guided us the best during all times. Actually we have got VISA approval only because of their full efforts and support. Again thanks a lot to WWICS Team.

    Amandeep Kaur (Canada Skilled)

  • WWICS suggested me perfect course according to my ability and potential rather than just placing me in similar positions I had held in the past. They have always been professional, honest and reliable and I would not hesitate in recommending WWICS to

    Kusha Pandoh Sharma (USA Study Visa )

  • I am thankful to the entire team of WWICS for making my PR visa positive. Thanks a lot, especially for making dreams come true. God Bless you.

    Anupam Goyal (Skilled Visa Canada)

  • I had a very great experience with WWICS. The process was smooth and updates were on time, things were transparent and clear with no ambiguity. I would like to express my gratitude towards the entire team of WWICS who handled my case very strongly.

    Suvarna Vyavahare (Skilled Visa Canada)

  • I would like to thank all the staff involved in success of my file. I take this opportunity to thank you all on behalf of myself and my family.  

    Sanjiv Farmer (Skilled Visa Canada)

  • I would like to thank you and all the members of your team who worked hard to advise/guide us for processing and final approval of landing visa by CIC. Your team's work is really appreciated and further advice on how to proceed hereafter is solicited

    Harry Sekhon (Skilled Visa Canada)

  • I would like to thank WWICS for their 24*7 support with my documentation and queries. My experience for Canada's case has been wonderful and the team took care of my whole process with vigilance and in a timely manner. I would surely recommend WWICS

    Aabha Sharma (Skilled Visa Canada)

  • WWICS is one of the most popular and organized Immigration & Settlement Consultancy in India. It was my good luck that I tabbed the golden opportunity to handover my immigration case to WWICS.

    Rahul Kapoor (Skilled)

  • WWICS guided my promptly and accurately regarding the immigration rules and my prospects of reaching Canada to study further and then hopefully settle there permanently.

    Sikanderjeet Singh (Study Visa)

  • My dream of Studying in Canada has finally come true. WWICS is the perfect torch bearer of a wonderful career in Canada.

    Sharanjit (Study Visa)

  • The overall dealing of WWICS is worth appreciation. Once the case is with WWICS, the client can rest assured of honest dealing.

    Simrat Kaur (Study Visa)

  • My dream to live Permanently in Australia has come true, thanks to the earnest efforts of WWICS. The staff is very cordial and upright. I am glad to have chosen WWICS as my immigration consultants.

    Priyanka Sharma (Skilled)

  • Since the very first day, I was overwhelmed to see the dedication and professionalism of WWICS. All my queries were handled patiently throughout the process.

    R. K. Mehta (Business Immigration)

  • From my personal experience I would say that WWICS is the best and the most professional from all the other immigration agents.

    Teena Simon (Skilled)

  • I would like to appreciate your sincere and prompt services whenever I had some queries regarding my visa application.

    Gurpreet Singh Grewal (Business Immigration)

  • WWICS is all about pure professionalism and untiring efforts to make all the dreams of numerous immigration aspirants.

    Silvy (Skilled )

  • I thank WWICS for all the help and guidance provided throughout the process of my immigration case filing. Good Work Done!

    R.S. Mac (Business Immigration)