BUSINESS IN CANADA
People frequently ask us about how to obtain a Canada business visa. With a strong, stable, dynamic economy, world-class infrastructure and leading-edge research and development, Canada is attracting global businesses and investors. Whether you are a temporary business visitor, a self-employed person, an innovative entrepreneur, or a business owner or manager, Canada and its provinces and territories have many programs and opportunities. Be sure to contact us for an eligibility assessment to see if you may qualify for any of Canada’s temporary or permanent business immigration programs.
VISIT CANADA ON BUSINESS
As a temporary business visitor to Canada, you may:
Business visitors usually stay in Canada for a few days or a few weeks but are generally able to stay for up to 6 months. Most business visitors will need either a temporary resident visa (TRV), also known as a Business Visa, or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), depending on which passport is being used to travel. Be sure to contact us for a full checklist of all documentation required to help facilitate a smooth entrance into Canada for your business visit.
The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person.
To qualify for this program, you must:
Your experience is relevant if you have taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics. You must also score at least 35 points on a selection grid designed to determine whether you will be able to make an economic contribution to Canada. Are you eligible for this business visa permanent residence opportunity?
Canada’s Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:
To be eligible for the Start-up Visa Program, you must:
Do you have an innovate business idea? Are you ready to pitch your business idea? Are you interested in learning how to obtain a canada business visa?
ENTREPRENEUR AND INVESTOR PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAMS
The entrepreneur and investor immigration streams of Canada’s provinces and territories are diverse and varied. Eligible applicants may apply through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). PNP is a path to immigrate to Canada and settle in a province or territory; it is a great option for many investors or experienced entrepreneurs and managers who can support innovation and economic growth in a province or territory. Investment opportunities begin as low as $100,000 Canadian dollars.
INTERNATIONAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
International Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) contain provisions to facilitate, on a reciprocal basis, temporary entry for business persons. Access to business activities in Canada through international free trade agreements can be utilized as a stepping stone to permanent residency for eligible candidates.
The following trade agreements facilitate the entry of many professionals and business people for work in Canada: