Visit on business
Visitor visa and an electronic travel authorization (eTA) for business people and how to avoid problems or delays when bringing foreign business guests to Canada.
New entry requirement now in effect
Visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.
Note: Until September 29, 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. During this leniency period, border services officers can let travellers arriving without an eTA into the country, as long as they meet the other requirements to enter Canada. Find answers to your questions about the leniency period.
What you need to visit Canada as a business visitor and what can make you inadmissible.
List of countries whose citizens need an eTA or a visa and what documents you will need to come to Canada.
Eligibility, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times.
Processing times for an eTA, visitor visas, work permits, extensions, online applications and paper applications.
Travel documents, changing your address, processing your application and medical exams.
Documents to present to the border officer and a list of goods you can bring with you when come to Canada.
Extensions, how to get an eTA or a visitor visa from within Canada, implied status and how to become a permanent resident of Canada.
Entry requirements, company responsibilities, what to do if an eTA or a visa is refused and what to do if your visitor is refused entry to Canada.
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