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Understanding the provisions and rules for Business Visitors under Section 187 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) in Canada is crucial for any international business activity. To clarify these provisions, LexLords Canada Immigration Lawyers have provided a comprehensive overview:
- Entry as a Business Visitor
- A person seeking entry as a business visitor must be able to prove that their main source of income and place of business are not in Canada.
- The person must not intend to enter the Canadian labour market.
- Business Activities
- Activities that a business visitor can undertake include attending meetings, seminars, conferences, or trade fairs.
- A business visitor can also negotiate contracts, provide after-sales service, receive training, or evaluate opportunities for the purposes of a business.
- Documents Required
- Valid travel documents and identification that guarantee re-entry to the country from which they came.
- Evidence that the visitor’s stay will be temporary.
- A letter of invitation from a potential business partner in Canada.
- Proof of financial support for the duration of the visit.
- No Employment in Canada
- The activities of a business visitor must not amount to employment in Canada.
- Business visitors cannot work for a Canadian employer during their stay.
- No Criminal Records
- Business visitors must not have a criminal record and may be asked to provide a police clearance certificate.
- Medical Exam Requirement
- Depending on the visitor’s nationality and the length of stay, they may be required to undergo a medical examination before entering Canada.
Note that these provisions and rules can be subject to change. You are advised to consult with experienced immigration lawyers like LexLords for up-to-date information on IRPR Section 187 before planning your visit to Canada.