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To qualify, individuals must be citizens of either America or Mexico and have a job offer from a registered Canadian employer in one of the 63 recognized occupations under NAFTA. To apply, applicants must obtain a Canadian Temporary Work Permit (T.N. Visa) that includes the job offer mentioned above.
Here’s a quick and easy way for Americans and Mexicans to join the Canadian workforce.
To be eligible for a NAFTA work permit, the employee must meet the following requirements:
The employee must hold citizenship in either the United States or Mexico.
They must carry a valid passport.
The employer must offer the employee a job in one of the 60 NAFTA occupations.
The job offer must come from a registered Canadian employer
The employee must have the relevant qualifications for the occupation specified in the NAFTA agreement.
The NAFTA Work Permit Process comprises a two-step authentication that temporarily allows U.S. and Mexican citizens to work in Canada.
The initial step is for the employer to submit an offer of employment to the Canadian government.
Name and contact information of the employer
Name and contact information of the employee
Job title and duties
Salary and other benefits
Start and end dates of the employment
Employee’s passport information
Employee’s educational credentials
Employee’s work experience
Employment offer letter from the employer
The NAFTA work permit cost is CAD$155, and the processing time is typically 6-8 weeks.
NAFTA Business Visitors are United States or Mexico citizens who temporarily come to Canada to engage in international business activities. They don’t need to obtain a work permit or Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
You must be a netizen of either the U. S. or Mexico.
You must be entering Canada to engage in business activities that are international in scope.
You must not be entering Canada to work in a Canadian job.
You must have a clean and valid passport or other necessary travel document to enter Canada.
If you meet all of these specified criteria, you can apply for entry as a NAFTA Business Visitor at a Canadian port of entry.
Computer Systems Analyst
Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster
Lawyer (Including Notary in the Province of Quebec)
Mathematician (including Statistician)
Range Manager/ Range Conservationist
Research Assistant (Working in a post-secondary educational institution)
Agriculturists (including Agronomists)
Technical Publications Writer
Medical Laboratory Technologist (Canada)
Medical Technologist (Mexico and the United States)
Physician (teaching or research only)
The NAFTA visa fees are as follows:
The visa application fee at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate Abroad is $160
If the foreign national is currently in the U.S. and wants to switch to a T.N. visa from another visa status, they must pay a petition filing fee of $460 to USCIS.
Premium Processing fee: $1,225 (optional; expedites the processing of your application)
Here is a preliminary list of the costs associated with a Canadian TN visa:
Port of entry application: $56 CAD
Mail-in application: $155 CAD
Premium processing: $2,500 CAD
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has had several benefits for Canada, including:
Increased trade: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) removed tariffs on most goods exchanged between Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Increased investment: NAFTA has increased investment in Canada from the United States and Mexico.
Lower prices: It has also led to lower prices for consumers in Canada.
Increased competition: It has increased competition in the Canadian business market.