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Please Note: We do not assist with finding a job in Canada. We provide legal services after you secure a job offer from a Canadian employer.

Our team assists citizens of United States and Mexico with applying for Canadian work permits under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), replaced by the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). NAFTA work permits are issued by the government of Canada under the International Mobility Program.

We help Canadian businesses to complete intra-company transfers and bring professionals to Canada under NAFTA.

NAFTA removes the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) which simplifies bringing the workforce across the border. NAFTA expedites the work permit application process because citizens of U.S. and Mexico can apply for a work permit at a port of entry to Canada.

In the case of a business visitor, a citizen of U.S. or Mexico can enter Canada as a business visitor under NAFTA without applying for a work permit. Because U.S. and Mexican citizens do not require a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada, NAFTA business visitor applications may also be done at a Canadian port of entry.

If you are an individual, who is a citizen of United Stated or Mexico, and you are looking to enter Canada to perform some business activities, you can contact our team for legal advice. We will provide you with advice on whether you need a work permit or whether you can enter Canada as a business visitor.

If you are an employer seeking to bring your foreign employees to Canada or hiring new employees who are citizens of U.S. in Canada, we will find the best solutions for you available under the NAFTA in order to bring your workforce to Canada.

If your organization has a parent company, an affiliate, a branch or a subsidiary in the United States, our team can assist you to determine whether you are eligible to apply for a Canadian work permit as intra-company transferee (L-1A/L-1B work permits).

We also offer assistance with TN work permits under CUSMA/NAFTA.


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Learn more about Angela Belair.

Angela Belair

Immigration Consultant - Immigration Law
Learn more about Elena Ashford.

Elena Ashford

Associate - Immigration Law

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I am so thankful to have connected with John [Morrissey] who helped solve our chaotic legal difficulty last summer. I chose Siskinds simply through an online search for local Estate Law. John responded to my general inquiry in a timely manner and presented himself on the phone in a way that invoked confidence and trust. The expertise evident in that initial call was authentic.
John’s kindness, attention to detail, and great skill was so appreciated as we maneuvered a messy family situation. Through the long course of events, I could always count on John to be on top of things, never miss deadlines or important actions, keep me informed, explain procedures, and be patient with various oddities of the family situation. John’s professionalism, responsiveness, and expertise exceeded my expectations. John’s skill in dealing with the argumentative party was exceptional. I will also add, that both Reenya Koshaba and Heather Whitty were extremely helpful, thorough, and detailed in all their work and responses.
I will endorse both Siskinds and John Morrissey to anyone in need of legal assistance. I cannot express enough my gratitude and relief for John’s help in resolving this emotional family controversy. - D.W.

I would like to thank Maciek Piekosz and his amazing team at Siskinds. Thank you for all of your hard work and and supplying me with the best support team ever. You have a wonderful group of people working in your law office and I appreciate every one of you! I will always recommend the Siskinds team and Maciek in particular. I really appreciate how hard Maciek fought for me and will remember the kindness and empathy he has shown me. I am very grateful. - C.B.

Elena [Ashford] and Angela [Belair] have been immensely useful in my application towards permanent residence. Elena's first hand experience as an immigrant brings out a compassionate approach towards her clients, and she is great with her knowledge of the processes involved. She takes a great initiative in ensuring that her clients stay on top of the documents and provides incredible insights into how the application would be viewed by the immigration offices. My application had come to a stand still, and after reaching out to her, it proceeded to approval within a month. Thank you to Elena and her team for all the great work! - C.P.