Canada being one of the world’s largest economies, welcomes thousands of business visitors to the country every year. These business visitors do not need a work permit to fulfil their professional activities in Canada.
The Canadian government defines a business visitor as a person who comes to Canada:
As a signatory of the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), as well as a G7 nation itself, Canada plays a very significant role in the ups and down of the global economy. Since Canada is an international economy, quite often various people associated with various businesses need to visit Canada. These are not business people; these are people who come to Canada on various business purposes but does not enter directly into the Canadian labour market. In other words, they do not get paid directly from a Canadian source. Based on criteria like the person’s country of citizenship, nature of work, etc., the person might be able to work in Canada without needing to have a work permit.
The business visitors may come to Canada on various reasons, including but not limited to:
To be considered as a business visitor, the person must be able to prove that he or she:
Visa reciprocity has played a crucial role in Canada’s economic prosperity from the beginning. Business visitors belonging to the countries that have signed the NAFTA and CETA trade agreements with Canada often find their visa processes very smooth and speedy. Every year, thousands of persons from all over the world come to Canada as business visitors. To enter Canada as a business visitor, the person would need either one of the below two: