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Business Travel to Canada

Business Travel to Canada

Foreign nationals come to Canada for many professional and business travel reasons:

  • Professional conference or meetings
  • Educational opportunities
  • Exploring new business opportunities in Canada
  • Visiting Canada-based locations or offices

When you travel to Canada on business, your citizenship and how you cross borders into Canada (plane, car, boat, train) determine whether you need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). The reason for your visit determines the documentation you require to enter Canada as a business visitor, or if you qualify for a Work Permit Exemption.

Required Documentation

IRCC requires that when you are on business travel to Canada you bring the following documents with you to present to the Border Agent to be authorized to enter Canada (hand-carry these document: do not pack these in your suitcase):

  • a passport or travel document that is valid for your entire stay
  • a valid visitor visa, if applicable
  • if you need an eTA, you must travel using the same passport you used in your application
  • letters of support from your parent company and a letter of invitation from the Canadian host business or a Letter of Recognition from the Canada Border Services Agency
  • other documents such as warranty or service agreements, or contracts, if relevant to your visit
  • 24-hour contact details of your business host in Canada
  • proof that you have enough money for both your stay in Canada and your return home

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I reached out to Ackah | Business Immigration Law when our company needed assistance for our business visa needs. The whole team is effective and efficient, the communication I received was extremely helpful in ensuring we had the right information for our employees travelling outside of Canada.

Evelyn Ackah walked me through the full process to ensure we were successful in our cross-border needs and her team was open and resourceful for all questions that arose. I received documents which outlined the information required to build our visa documentation. Once all documentation was gathered Evelyn and her team engaged with my team to ensure those who were travelling were fully prepared; in addition, Ackah Business Immigration Law also ensured a member of their team was on call for dates of travel, this assisted in my team knowing they had someone to turn to if needed during the procedure.

I would recommend Ackah Law to all businesses for their immigration needs and will continue to reach out when needed.

– F. Martens, Gryphon Oilfield Solutions

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