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Our team assists citizens of United States and Mexico with applying for Canadian work permits under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 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. 

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Elena Ashford

Associate - Immigration Law

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