Canadian Business Visa Process

Canada is a developed country that offers opportunities for foreign businessmen to conduct certain activities as business visitors. Business Visa is a type of temporary visa that allows business visitors to enter Canada for business purposes, such as attending meetings, conferences, and seminars, training employees of a Canadian branch, taking orders for goods or services, buying Canadian goods or services, being trained by a Canadian company, and more.

At Dastur Immigration Services, we will help you obtain your business visa quickly and assist you with all documentation requirements.

Our immigration experts have handled all sorts of visa applications and we know what you need to get your application accepted.

Business Visa Immigration

The Eligibility Criteria for the Canadian Business Visa

To qualify for a Business Visa, there are certain conditions and requirements that the potential applicant must fulfill.

  • You must have your own business in your home country other than Canada.
  • You must have an income from a place of work that is located in your home country other than Canada.
  • You must have proof that you are developing a business relationship with a Canadian company or you must have an invitation letter from the company/Exhibition/Conference confirmation.
  • You meet Canada’s basic entry requirements, such as a valid travel document and have enough money for your stay and to return home, and confirmed flight tickets.
  • You must plan to leave Canada at the end of your visit
  • You are not a criminal, security or health risk to Canadians. You need a police certificate that states you do not have a criminal background.
  • You don’t plan to enter the Canadian labour market.

Talk to Our Experts

Canada offers huge business opportunities. If you need to apply for a business visa, we have an expert team to guide your application with our value-added immigration services. Fill out our self-assessment form and we will contact you to discuss your eligibility and other requirements. You can also contact us directly to talk to our experts.

Frequently Ask Questions

A Business Visa allows business visitors to attend a meeting or other business purposes. You cannot bring your dependents (your spouse or common-law partner and your minor children) to Canada with a business visa. If they want to accompany you on this business trip,  they must apply for a Visitor Visa.

The total processing time to obtain a business visa depends upon the time taken by the embassy for verifying your documents after your submission. It also depends on the workload of the embassy, the duration of the permit, the number of entries, etc. If you provide proper documentation on time, it will avoid any delay in the procedure. Contact our immigration specialists to get your documents ready and submit your application on time for faster processing.

Medical tests are not required for the normal business visitor visa if your stay is less than 6 months. However, if your stay is more than 6 months, you may be required to be subjected to a medical test, depending on your travel history and other factors. Though medical test is not mandatory, it is good to get a medical certificate that you’re fit to travel.


The primary purpose of your visit to Canada must be related to business activities. During your stay and business work, you can do tourist activities. However, your travel itinerary must be business.

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