Work permits are generally required, but exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). See work permits exempt from an LMIA.
Persons authorized to enter Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or other FTAs parallel to the NAFTA, are authorized to enter under exemption codes T21 for Traders, T22 for Investors, T23 for Professionals and T24 for intra-company transferees.
Persons authorized to enter under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) are authorized to enter under exemption codes T33 for Professionals. GATS intra-company transferees are authorized to enter under the general provision R205, C12.
Canada-International Free Trade Agreements – R204(a)
- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
T21, T22, T23, T24
- Canada-Chile FTA / Canada-Peru FTA / Canada-Colombia FTA / Canada-Korea FTA
T21, T22, T23, T24 (and T25 for Colombia or Korea spouse)
- General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
T33 (and C12 under general provisions as per R186(a) and R205(a))
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