Visit on business

Every year, thousands of people come to Canada to do business with Canadian companies. You must meet certain requirements to enter Canada. This information will help you avoid problems that can affect your business plans.

Determine your eligibility

Find out if you qualify as a business visitor.

Apply

Before you plan your visit, you should find out if you need a visa to enter Canada. If you do not need a visa to enter Canada, you will still need to meet some specific requirements. If you do need a visa, find out how to apply.

Check processing times

We process most applications for visitor visas (temporary resident visas) within a few weeks or less. Processing times vary depending on the visa office.

After you apply: Next steps

Find out what you should do after you apply for a visitor visa.

Prepare for arrival

Be prepared and know what to expect when you arrive in Canada.

Extend your visa

To extend your stay in Canada, you should apply 30 days before your status expires.

Bring business guests to Canada

You can avoid problems or delays when you bring your foreign business guests to Canada by following certain guidelines.

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