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Business Visitors: Working Without A Work Permit

Canada, one of the world’s largest economies, fascinates thousands of short-term business visitors annually. Canada strives to ensure that international business visitors can visit Canada on a business trip. Certain business activities, subject to the nature of the work and the nationality of the individual visitors, can enter the country to conduct business or trade without requiring a work permit. A foreign national who travels to Canada to engage in international business is referred to as a business visitor. The Canadian work permit is divided into two, which include the “open works permit” and “employer-specific

work permits”. With an open work permit, an applicant can work for any employer, but

An employer-specific work permit allows the applicant to work for any one employer.

In this article we will discuss about how you can apply as a business visitor with OCS, the best Canadian immigration Consultants in Dubai. I hope this is helpful to you.

So, Let’s begin!

To apply for a work permit in Canada, you must apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), as this is the most commonly used approach. It would then be the duty of the Canadian employer to undertake domestic recruitment efforts, and agreements on Canadian permanent residents or citizens are passed for the position by hand. Once a positive LMIA has been given to the applicant, they can apply for a work permit. You have to go to Optimus Corporate Services, and they provide services for the best country immigration and student visas.

Business visitors should provide evidence for the following:

Plan to stay for less than six months,

Don’t plan to enter the Canadian labour market,

The central place of business, source of income, and profits are outside Canada. They have approved documents that support their application and Meet Canada’s basic entry requirements.

should be as strong financially as they can survive in the country,

are not criminal, secure, or a wealth risk to Canadians,

Here are some reasons why an individual may come to Canada as a business visitor, plus

*Attending most business meetings, video conferences, fairs, etc.;

*Buying Canadian best servers on behalf of a foreign entity;

*Taking orders for the best services;

*Given after-sales service, excluding hands-on works in the construction trades;

*Start training by a Canadian parent company for work outside of Canada; and Training employees of a Canadian subsidiary of a foreign company.

 Business visitors to Canada may require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).

Authorising international business visitors/people to work in Canada is most important for the continued economic success of a country. Similarly, most countries with trade agreements and powerful economic partnerships with Canada generally permit Canadian business visitors to enter their countries as quickly as possible. Visa collaboration is essential to Canada’s business outlook and financial victory.

After-sales or lease services

Individual restoration and servicing, supervising installers, and setting up and testing commercial or industrial equipment (also computer software) may be examined by business visitors and may not require a Canadian work permit. Set-up doesn’t include hands-on installations generally performed by construction or large building trades, such as electricians or pipefitters.

After-sales and lease services are also taken when the sales or lease agreement or purchase order is for a software upgrade to operate previously sold or leased equipment. A person coming to Canada to install, configure or give training on the upgraded software may be considered a business visitor. Please focus on the point that this provision does not cover hands-on building and construction work.

Assurance and service commitment

Assurance and service commitments must be negotiated as part of the original sale or lease agreement for foreign nationals to be compared to business visitors.

Service contracts that work out with third parties after the signing of the sale or lease assurance are not covered by these provisions. Where most of the work performed in Canada is not covered under an agreement, a work permit and Labour Market Impact Assessment are mainly required.

Applying for a Canadian Visa

There are four steps to getting a temporary Canadian Visa to work.

  1. Employer requests a labour market analysis
  2. Employer offers foreign workers a temporary position
  3. A skilled foreign worker applies for a work permit
  4. work permit is issued
Step 1: Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA)

Before applying for a temporary Canadian Work Visa, in most cases, you need to qualify for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), previously called an LMO, from Service Canada. Temporary tourist visas will not provide eligibility to work in Canada.

Step 2: Employer Extends Temporary Job Offer

Employers must provide skilled foreign workers with a copy of the approved LMIA and a thorough “job offer letter.”

CIC mandates that companies doing business in Canada create a formal employment contract, or what we in the industry call the job Offer Letter,’ which must include the following:

The job title for the position Job description

Requirements for the temporary position

Details about start and end dates

Details regarding the pay

Full name and details of the employer

The Canada Service Agency will confirm the legitimacy and reality of the job offer. The Canadian Immigration Department (CIC) will issue employment authorizations for the firm’s future employees to work in Canada once it has verified the job offer with an LMIA. A Canadian employer may make a temporary job offer to a skilled foreign worker after the LMIA has been approved.

Step 3: Foreign Skilled Worker Submits Work Permit Application

You can apply for a Canadian Temporary Work Permit once you have an LMIA and “Job Offer Letter.” to work in Quebec temporarily. When requesting a temporary foreign worker permit, you may need to appear in person for a visa officer interview.

Suppose the visa officer is confident that the foreign employee’s employment won’t negatively impact jobs in Canada for Canadians and that the foreign worker qualifies for the position. In that case, a Canada Work Permit will be issued.

Step 4: Obtain a Temporary Work Permit for Canada.

When a skilled foreign worker arrives in Canada, a Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer will issue a Canadian Temporary Work Permit. To enter Canada, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) may also be required, depending on the nationality of the foreign worker. There are a few more straightforward procedures to go through to obtain a work visa.

Note: You might qualify for a two-week application process if a specific position in your job is at the NOC 0 (managerial, executive) or NOC A (professional) level.

Job Opportunities for Canadians

The following types of jobs might not require a permit to allow foreign nationals to interact in Canadian employment. It should be noted that easy inclusion on this list doesn’t mean that someone is eligible for a permit to allow the exemption. So to qualify for a licence allowing the exemption, a person’s job should be on this list, and they should meet the additional exemption criteria for their specific job.

Some of the jobs are the following:

1: Athlete or Coach

2: Civil Aviation Inspector

3: Clergy

4: Crew members

5: Emergency service provider

If an overseas national is utilised in one or all of the positions or eventualities listed on top, they will be eligible for a permit allowing the exemption.

 Athlete or Coach

If you’re an overseas national World Health Organization and could be a member of an overseas athletic team, the World Health Organization is a competitor in North American nations; you’ll be exempt from requiring a peace allowance. This provision covers athletes, coaches, and alternative members of foreign groups. If you’re a local on a Canadian team, you’ll need a permit allowed.

Aviation Safety Inspector,

You may be eligible for a work permit exemption if your job inspects the cabin safety and flight operations of international flights that pass through Canada.


Suppose you are an ordained minister, layperson, or member of a religious order who is a foreign national. In that case, you might be eligible for a work permit exemption to carry out pastoral work in Canada.

Your duties in Canada may include the following: preaching doctrine, leading worship, and giving spiritual counselling.

 team members,

You may be eligible for a work permit exemption if you are a foreign national who works as a truck driver, bus driver, shipping, or airline employee.

To qualify for the exemption, your employment must meet two conditions: You must work on vehicles owned and registered by enterprises outside of Canada that are used to transport cargo and passengers internationally.



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