As a Business Visitor, you will need to prepare the following items:
A business visitor is someone who comes to Canada to take part in international business activities without being part of the Canadian labour market. Business visitors usually stay in Canada for a few days or a few weeks but are able to stay for up to six months. Business visitors must prove that their main source of income and their main place of business are outside Canada.
Business visitors do not need a work permit.
If you are from a visa required country, you will apply a TRV from an oversea visa office.
What is a difference between eTA and a status in Canada?
An eTA is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. About eTA → https://yupasscanada.com/updates-from-canadian-governments/eta/
You need a status to stay in Canada. This status includes a visitor, a student permit, a work permit for each purpose.
★ eTA is a requirement for traveling to Canada, as it is called travel authorization. Status (or permit) is to keep you staying in Canada for a specific purpose.
In addition to acquiring an eTA before your trip, it is recommended that you have the following documents in your possession when you arrive at the border:
Even if an eTA or a TRV is issued, a border services officer at the port of entry could find that the visitor needs a Work Permit. If there is a business relationship in place, your letter of invitation can explain the reasons for a visit and help prevent this from happening. Also, when the Canadian business provides 24-hour contact numbers, they can answer questions about the visit.
To summarize the above, eTA is enough to travel to Canada, but afterwards it is necessary to present documents at the airport to stay for business trips.
When staying in Canada for more than 6 months, please be sure to extend your Visitor Record for a business purpose through in-Canada IRCC office.
Yumi Ueda, LLB 【Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant】