NAFTA Work Permit

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was established to strengthen ties and promote business between Canada, U.S. and Mexico. The work permit provisions were put in place to allow for the easy facilitation of business professionals looking to enter Canada to conduct business without needing a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. or Mexican citizen. U.S. does not include citizens of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands however, citizens of the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are covered. There are four different categories to apply under NAFTA:

  • Business visitor: Conducting business of a commercial nature in Canada but with no intent to enter the Canadian labor market.
  • Professional: Provide services and work for an existing Canadian company or employer.
  • Intra-company transfer: Those who are employed by a Mexican or American company/employer and are being transferred to a Canadian associate branch or company.
  • Traders and investors: Traders exchange goods or services between Canada and Mexico or the U.S. while investors make investments to support or advance Canadian businesses.

PROGRAM PRIVILEGES

This work permit allows you to visit and enter Canada without needing a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to conduct business activities. A work permit can be granted for a maximum of twelve months and can be extended at a later date. This type of permit can also lead to permanent resident options should the person wish to stay in Canada permanently and subsequently apply for Canadian Citizenship.

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