Export, Innovate, Invest - The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Information sources for Canadian companies who are inviting a foreign business contact to travel to Canada

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The Citizenship and Immigration Canada website provides guidelines for Canadian businesses interested in bringing foreign business guests to Canada.

Business Visitors: Information for Canadian Businesses offers important information on responsibilities of Canadian companies when they invite foreign guests to Canada. 

Hire a foreign worker is an important section explaining certain circumstances of this process to Canadian companies.

Working temporarily in Canada: Special categories—Business people provides more info on certain people entering Canada under specific trade agreements.

Are you organizing an international event or a meeting? - What delegates need to know about Canada’s visa and entry requirements.

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The Canada Border Services Agency website provides important information and resources to help your foreign business contact prepared for their arrival in Canada.

Commercial Sector section of the site offers information on programs and services for businesses or persons with commercial interests. 

Canadians and Permanent Residents who are frequently crossing the border for business should be familiar with this section of CBSA website.

Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Centre includes links to resources that will help SMEs comply with CBSA requirements.

International Events in Canada – Provides information to the organizers and spectators of international events, and participants in these events. CBSA is committed to providing you with excellent support and guidance as you plan the entry into Canada for your sporting competition, political summit, global congregation, convention, meeting, trade show or exhibition.

The Non-Canadians section of the CBSA Website provides Canadian border information and services for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.

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The Human Resources and Skills Development Canada website provides detailed information on its collaboration with CIC and other government departments in helping Canadian businesses to fill immediate skills and labour shortages.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program – Every year, Canadian employers hire thousands of foreign workers to fill immediate skills and labour shortages.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) work to ensure that the employment of foreign workers supports economic growth and helps create more opportunities for all Canadians.

Hiring Foreign Workers in Canada - Hiring a foreign worker temporarily or supporting the immigration of a skilled worker to Canada may help you meet short-term skill and labour needs when Canadians and permanent residents are not available.  For more information, visit this section of HRSDC’s website.

Steps to Hire Temporary Foreign Workers - Employing foreign workers temporarily can be an essential part of a company's business strategy. Visit this section for details on hiring steps.

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Service Canada offers single-window access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens through more than 600 points of service located across the country, call centres, and the Internet.

Travelling Abroad - This list will help you prepare for your trip.