NAFTA – Work Permit

NAFTA Work Permit lets citizens of Canada, the United States, and Mexico gain quick entry into each other’s countries for temporary business or investment reasons. These people do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This means that Canadian employers do not need to have a job offer approved by Employment and Social Development Canada to hire an American or a Mexican business person

Under NAFTA Work Permit, business people must meet the general rules for temporary entry to Canada.There are four groups of businesspeople under NAFTA:

  • Business visitors
  • Professionals
  • Intra-company transferees
  • Traders and investors

With the exception of the business visitors group, all other groups will require a work permit to work in Canada. ImmigCanada has the experience and knowledge to take care of your work permit application.

  • business visitor is someone who comes to Canada to take part in international business activities without being part of the Canadian labor 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 do not need a work permit.

To work in Canada as a professional, you must:

The listing of the jobs that qualify are as follow:

  • Accountant
  • Architect
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster
  • Economist
  • Engineer
  • Forester
  • Graphic Designer
  • Hotel Manager
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Land Surveyor
  • Landscape Architect
  • Lawyer (including Notary in the Province of Quebec)
  • Librarian
  • Management Consultant
  • Mathematician (including Statistician)
  • Range Manager/ Range Conservationist
  • Research Assistant (working in a post-secondary educational institution)

Scientific

  • Technician/Technologist
  • Social Worker
  • Sylviculturist (including Forestry Specialist)
  • Technical Publications Writer
  • Urban Planner (including Geographer)
  • Vocational Counsellor

Medical/Allied Professional

  • Dentist
  • Dietitian
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist (Canada)
  • Medical Technologist (Mexico and the United States)
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician (teaching or research only)
  • Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Veterinarian

Scientists

  • Agriculturist (including Agronomist)
  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Scientist
  • Apiculturist
  • Astronomer
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Dairy Scientist
  • Entomologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Geologist
  • Geochemist
  • Geophysicist (including Oceanographer in Mexico and the United States)
  • Horticulturist
  • Meteorologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physicist (including Oceanographer in Canada)
  • Plant Breeder
  • Poultry Scientist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Zoologist

Teachers

  • College
  • Seminary
  • University
    • Have a job offer from a Canadian business in that field and
    • Have a work permit.

This is a person who is sent to work for the same company in a different country. If this is your case, you must:

  • Have worked
    • On an ongoing basis,
    • For at least one year in the last three years,
    • For the same or a related employer in the United States or Mexico,
  • Be transferred to Canada to work short term for the same or a related employer,
  • Work as a manager, as an executive, or in a job that uses specialized knowledge, and
  • Have a work permit.

To work in Canada as a trader or investor, you must:

  • Be involved in planning, as a supervisor or executive, or in a role that involves essential skills,
    • a large amount of trade in goods or services, mainly between Canada and your home country, or
    • a large investment in Canada by you or your company,
  • Meet any other rules of NAFTA and
  • Have a work permit.

 

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