Special visa program by Canada visa office for Mexican business travelers
Canada, 12th April: A special visa program has been started by Canadian visa office in Mexico for local business people.
This was announced by Jason Kenney, Canada’s Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister in Ottawa.
Launch of this program by office of Canada visa is an effort to enhance services to applicants for Canada business visas.
The program aptly titled the ‘Business Express Program’, is a good example of Canada government’s commitment for bringing desired improvements in the services being offered to travelers from Mexico, Kenney asserted.
The program will also aid in fast economic recovery of both Mexico and Canada since both are largest trading partners, said Minister of International Trade, Peter Van Loan.
Requests for Canada visas by Mexican business travelers, under this program, will get processed on a priority basis within a record time of only 24 hours, the Canadian government has affirmed. This will also result in quite less paperwork. This special step will help employees of various Mexican companies who have to travel to Canada for business purposes.
The initiative is getting special attention by CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada). CIC is working closely on this program is close association with the visa application centers in Mexico and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
However, participation in this program will be available to the invitees only, especially the businesses having key connections to Canada and good Canada immigration track records. Selection of the businesses which demonstrate a good record of having sent their employees to Canada will be done by either Export Development Canada or the Canadian Embassy.
Modeled on a highly successful program introduced in June 2008 in New Delhi, India, nearly 12 businesses have already been registered and 113 companies have been enrolled.
Qualified and registered Canada business visa applicants can apply at any of the three Canada visa application centers in Monterrey, Guadalajara or Mexico City.