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Travel Leaders has recently been made aware of new document requirements for business travelers entering Canada. The following information has been posted on the website for Citizen and Immigration Canada, and further information can be found at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/business-arriving.asp.

Please review the following information. If your company has any travelers scheduled to travel to Canada through Travel Leaders, I will follow-up this notice with a report outlining who will be traveling.

Business visitors: Arriving into Canada

When you arrive in Canada, you will be greeted by an officer of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The CBSA is responsible for protecting the borders and points of entry to Canada. The CBSA officer will ask you the purpose of your visit and confirm that you meet the requirements for admission to Canada. This is standard for anyone entering Canada, whether you have a temporary resident visa or not.

You should have all relevant documents on hand to present to the officer when you arrive. These documents include, but are not limited to:

  • a valid passport or travel document that will be valid until the end of your stay
  • if applicable, a temporary resident visa
  • letters of support from your parent company and a letter of invitation from the Canadian host business
  • a copy of any contracts or bills to support your visit
  • 24-hour contact details of your business host in Canada and
  • proof that you have enough money for both your stay in Canada and your return home
  • Last Updated: 10/18/2010