There are a few ways that foreign nationals who have received training in this field can be considered as business visitors:
After-sales support, which occurs in the context of cross-border transactions, is one category for business travellers. This relates to circumstances in which a Canadian corporation buys a product from a foreign company, and the foreign company is responsible for providing service or performing maintenance on the product.
Because the product in question is complex technical equipment or computer systems software, this frequently necessitates the requirement for foreign IT/Tech personnel to travel to Canada. It is frequently the case that product servicing necessitates private knowledge that only foreign firm employees have access to, making them eligible to enter.
Guest Speakers/Workshop Participants
Foreign nationals who are visiting Canada for a limited time to speak at a conference or participate in a workshop fall under another group of business travellers.
With technology’s ever-increasing relevance in today’s modern world, the number of such seminars or workshops focused on a wide range of IT/Tech-related issues has increased significantly.
It is not commonplace for non-Canadian experts in the IT/Tech area to be granted access to Canada as business visitors so that Canadians can benefit from their specific knowledge on a particular topic.
Foreign nationals who enter Canada to take training at a Canadian branch of a multinational organisation are another type of business traveller that is frequently encountered in the IT/Tech area. Because the operation of certain equipment or software often necessitates proprietary information unique to that company, there is frequently no replacement for someone can provide training on that equipment or programme.
In such circumstances, the foreign citizen has no choice but to enter Canada for training, and Canadian immigration authorities accommodate this by creating the business visitor category.
Another type of business traveller that is regularly encountered in the IT/Tech industry is foreign nationals who come Canada to take training at a Canadian branch of a multinational corporation.
Because the operation of certain equipment or software frequently demands secret information specific to that company, there is frequently no substitute for someone who can teach on that equipment or programme.
The foreign citizen has no choice but to enter Canada for training in such circumstances, and Canadian immigration authorities have created the business visitor category to accommodate this.