Each year, Canada attracts thousands of business visitors to its large, thriving economy. As a person desiring to enter Canada to do international business (as opposed to entering the Canadian workforce), a business visitor visa is what you need. As you will not be entering Canada’s labour market, you do not need a work permit.
Whether the purpose of your business trip is attending a business conference, procuring goods or services or training employees at your foreign corporation’s Canadian office, you will not need a work permit to come to Canada as long as you can prove that your main source of income and main place of business are outside of Canada.
However, there is a fine line between doing work for a Canadian company (which may require a work permit) and doing business with a Canadian company. Therefore, our law firm will gladly help you determine whether the activities of your business trip warrant a business visitor visa or work permit.
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