At Sultan Lawyers, located in downtown Toronto, our knowledgeable team of workplace immigration lawyers regularly advises both Canadian and global employers with a Canadian presence on a wide range of matters related to short-term entries to Canada. We provide strategic advice to ensure that companies and their employees engage in international business activities without directly entering the Canadian labour market, as well as ensuring compliance with all requirements of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”).
A business visitor is a foreign national who comes to Canada to perform international business activities without directly entering the Canadian labour market. This may include a foreign national who comes to Canada to attend meetings, conferences or training seminars, conduct research (including market research), or attend at specific sites.
Admission under the business visitor category authorizes foreign nationals to enter Canada to carry out specific international business activities without the need for a work permit. Given that the foreign national must not enter the Canadian labour market, the activity must be international in scope, and the foreign national must not only be renumerated outside of Canada, but the foreign national’s employer must carry out business and accrue profits outside of Canada.
After-sales service providers are foreign nationals seeking to enter Canada to repair, service, set up, test or supervise work on specialized commercial or industrial equipment purchased or leased outside Canada, pursuant to an after-sales or lease services agreement. Eligible individuals are classified as “business visitors” and are permitted to enter Canada to carry out work without the need for a work permit. IRCC must be convinced that the criteria needed to meet this narrow category are met and, therefore, careful planning and implementation can help substantially in ensuring a successful entry.
At Sultan Lawyers, we regularly provide fast and effective assistance to both Canadian and international companies to ensure they have the personnel needed to both support their business growth as well as prevent business disruption. Our workplace immigration lawyers provide high-level guidance with respect to short-term entries to Canada, assisting companies and foreign nationals in determining whether a work permit is required, and if not, what requirements must be complied with. Contact us online or at (416) 214-5111 for a consultation.
“I want to sincerely thank Sharaf Sultan and his team for their assistance. Right from the beginning, I knew they were extremely knowledgeable and hard working. I also had confidence that Sharaf and his team understood my perspective and that they were prepared to work hard to receive the best result possible. Sharaf and his team were always professional and diligent when providing legal services. He truly went above and beyond my expectations. The whole team provided honest and precise services and they managed to solve any problems that arose during my case. I would definitely work with them again!!”C. Bell
“Kristine Gorman of Sultan Lawyers was terrific in helping me get a Canadian work visa. Responsive, friendly, but mostly incredibly thorough and efficient, she was a life line for when I needed wise counsel and focused expertise.”D. Baum, Ph.D., D.Min. Management Consultant
“Sultan Lawyers provided a great experience during a difficult time with my employer. Kristine was extremely thorough and knowledgeable when reviewing and articulating the risks and details of my severance package. I am thankful for Kristine as her expertise enabled and empowered me to confidently make a decision on my options.”James V.
“I wholeheartedly endorse Sharaf and Alexandra for their employment expertise and their impressive level of client service. Not only was their legal counsel top-notch, but Sharaf helped me navigate the tricky emotional waters related to my matter in a healthy way. He saw the big picture and helped me toward the best possible outcome for me now and into the future. As a lawyer myself, I realised that the smartest thing I could do in my circumstances was to have excellent legal advice, and Sharaf and Alexandra went above my expectations. It was empowering to work with them, and I can't thank Sultan Lawyers enough!”N. Haras
I had an incredible experience working with the Sultan Lawyers team from start to finish. They were friendly and professional, and made me feel at ease with what I was going through. They provided me with some incredible advice, which resulted in a better outcome than I had expected. They also followed up with me to make sure everything was ok, which was a lovely touch, they really care about their clients. I also felt like the service I received was incredibly affordable, and I would definitely recommend Sultan Lawyers to anyone, without hesitation.A. Kelly
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