The past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not to be worshipped. It is our future in which we will find our greatness.Pierre Trudeau
If you want to come to Canada for business purposes, such as an overseas meeting, Canadian work site visit, to look for investments for your business, or advance your business relationships you must apply as a business visitor. You must be able to show that you are based abroad and receive your salary from abroad.
Immigrants to Canada and/or Canadian citizens may have their spouse or dependent children (aged 18 years and under) apply to join them in Canada. The applicant(s) need to show that they intend to live with their family member (called their sponsor). Spouses also need to prove that the relationship is genuine.
You may need to apply for a student visa and study permit if you want to undertake a course of study for more than 6 months in duration. You must have sufficient funds to support and accommodate yourself in Canada and show that you can afford to leave Canada when your visa is expired.
If you want to come to Canada for a visit, you will need to check if your country of origin is ‘visa-exempt’ (meaning that a visa is not required for travel between your country and Canada). A non-visa exempt country national may need to apply for a visitor visa.