Processes and requirements vary and sometimes include biometrics. To learn more about the different types of Canadian visas and work permits, and to see which one is the best fit for your employees, download our Canada fact sheet or click below to set up a consultation.
Most foreign nationals will need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada for short-term travel lasting less than six months. American citizens do not require a visa or an eTA for short-term business-entry.
Most foreign nationals who want to work in Canada for six months or more require a visa or work permit. The most common work permit is the Employer-Specific Work Permit. In some cases, an employer must obtain a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to demonstrate a need for the foreign worker before they can submit a work permit application. If a visa is required, foreign nationals must apply at the Canadian Consulate or Embassy in their home country.
All visitors entering Canada are screened by the Canada Border Security Agency (CBSA) and may be questioned extensively about why they are entering the country and how long they anticipate staying.