Mexican and American citizens may qualify for fast processing when filing for a temporary work permit in Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). When the work permits are processed under NAFTA, the applicants are not normally required to get Labor Market Impact Assessment. But it is important for the applicant to meet all other eligibility requirements to get a temporary work permit.
Given that Mexican and American citizens are not required to get a Temporary Resident Visa to travel to Canada, you can apply for a work permit under NAFTA at any point of entry to Canada. You can also file at a visa office or apply online or on paper.
Under the NAFTA program, there exist different work categories that have been explained below:
If you are applying under the NAFTA Professionals category, you must have the required qualifications to do a job in around sixty professions covered under the program. The applicant must provide evidence that he or she possesses the required educational credentials, work experience, and skills required for the profession. Also, you must get a job offer to be eligible for a NAFTA work permit.
NAFTA Intra-Company Transfers
This category covers professionals who are transferred to Canada temporarily to work at a branch, affiliate, division, or subsidiary of the US or Mexican employers in Canada. If you have been working continuously for your employer for at least one year, you may qualify for the NAFTA work permit.
The NAFTA Traders category is for those individuals who want to make considerable trade between his or her home country (US or Mexico) and Canada.
This category covers people from Canada or Mexico who want to make a considerable investment in Canada’s business sector. The NAFTA work permits will be provided to the staff of the investor.
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