North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
NAFTA lets citizens of Canada, the United States and Mexico gain quick entry into each other’s countries for temporary business or investment reasons.
These people do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This means that Canadian employers do not need to have a job offer approved by Employment and Social Development Canada to hire an American or a Mexican business person.
Under NAFTA, business people must meet the general rules for temporary entry to Canada.
There are four groups of business people under NAFTA:
- business visitors
- intra-company transferees
- traders and investors