Visit on business

Are you visiting Canada for the 2015 Pan American Games and Parapan American Games? See if you qualify for the accredited visa process.

Every year, thousands of international business people come to Canada to do business with Canadian companies. There are requirements you must meet to be allowed into 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.


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

Most applications for visitor visas (temporary resident visas) are processed within a few weeks or less. Processing times vary depending on the visa office.

After you apply: get 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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