Immigration Lawyers in Toronto Advising Business Professionals Travelling to Canada
The global nature of today’s workforce often means that large corporations have a presence in multiple countries. Further, many business professionals are required to travel internationally to facilitate and develop professional relationships and work collaboratively with foreign companies on various projects and initiatives. All of this means that it is often necessary for non-residents to travel to Canada for short-term business purposes.
Garson Immigration Law in Toronto is dedicated to facilitating smooth and hassle-free business travel to Canada for corporate and individual clients. We are experts in immigration law and pride ourselves on finding innovative solutions to make business visitations as simple and hassle-free as possible.
What is a “Business Visitor”?
A business visitor is someone travelling to Canada to take part in business activities without becoming a part of the Canadian labour market. They may be travelling for business development, training, or investment purposes, but will not need to stay in the country for longer than six months. Visits can be as short as a few days. Examples of the type of work that qualify for a business visit include:
Purchasing or taking orders for goods or services for a foreign business;
Attending trade shows, conferences, or meetings; or
Attending or leading professional training by a Canadian branch of a foreign company that you work for outside Canada.
Eligibility for Entering Canada as a Business Visitor
In order to be granted admission to Canada as a business visitor, you must be able to satisfy border service officers that you have valid travel documentation, such as a passport, as well as funds to cover the cost of your stay and your return home. In addition, you must have the intent to leave the country once you’ve concluded your business in Canada, and you must not be deemed inadmissible for any reason.
You may also need to provide the following:
A letter of support from your foreign employer or an invitation from your Canadian host;
Contact details for your Canadian host; and
Contracts, conference materials or other documentation relating to your visit.
The requirements for establishing your eligibility will depend on the proposed length and purpose of your stay. We will review your situation to ensure you have all the necessary documentation to facilitate your admission as a business visitor to Canada.
Contact Garson Immigration Law to Determine the Requirements to Enter Canada as a Business Visitor
At Garson Immigration Law, we regularly assist clients seeking entry to Canada as a business visitor. We have an in-depth understanding of the various eligibility hurdles and documentation needed depending on the specific situation. We will review your proposed travel needs and ensure that you have everything you need to cross into Canada without delay. To discuss your circumstances with one of our experienced immigration lawyers, please contact us online or call us at 416-321-2860.