The North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA is an agreement between Canada, The United States of American and Mexico. This agreement is a free trade agreement that is designed to increase trade among these great nations. As such, it also has implications with respect to immigration and travel between these countries. If you are a citizen of the United States or Mexico, depending on your intended purpose in Canada, you may be exempt from requiring a Labour Market Opinion to obtain a work permit.
Typically, if you wish to work in Canada and enter the Canadian labour market, you will first require a Labour Marker Opinion in order to obtain your work permit. However, if you are a:
You may be considered exempt from this requirement and can even obtain a work permit at a port of entry.
The NAFTA is a broad agreement that encompasses more than just trade and travel; there are other provisions as well that have an impact on Canadian Immigration.
NAFTA Professional Work Permits can be issued for the following professions:
Depending on your intended occupation in Canada, you may need to meet certain qualifications.
Depending on your intended purpose in Canada, simply qualifying under NAFTA does not guarantee you your status in Canada automatically. You must adequately demonstrate that you meet the above qualifications, which is why it is important that you should apply at a visa office before making an attempt to enter Canada.
These application can be submitted at a Port of Entry, but if not done properly, you could face refusal and the long trip home.
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