As a consultant-owner of a new US company, what do I need to know about doing business in Canada?
December 21, 2011 3:06 PM Subscribe
I just started a new (technology) consulting business. We are incorporated in the US (Inc, not LLC). One of my first clients is located in Canada. You aren't my lawyer. The client wants to start work next week. The engagement will last about a week. What do I need to know (visa?, taxes?) before heading to Canada next Monday?
posted by arimathea to Work & Money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I understand I probably need a visa but it's not totally clear (I am not interested in entering the "Canadian labor market"). I also understand I need a GST determination, but if i'm not mistaken I can get that later and the definitions are somewhat broad and not universal. I don't have an office in Canada, and my work with this client will probably be limited to a few weeks at most.
I've googled around and looked at previous mefi questions but I can't find a concise set of "this is what you need to do". Most questions here are for the reverse; Canadians working in the USA.