If you’re a business visitor, you need either a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to come to Canada. You may also need to provide your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) if applying for a visitor visa.
Business visitors and business people are not the same. Business people come to do work in Canada under a free trade agreement. Learn more about business people.
What to bring with you to Canada
Make sure that you have the following documents when you arrive at the border (don’t pack them 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