North American Free Trade Agreement (“United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)”)

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) immigration pathway is applicable to American and Mexican citizens who need to expedite their entry into Canada as a skilled workers who is working intra-corporately. In other words, these foreign workers have specialized knowledge and need to be transferred to the foreign corporation’s Canadian subsidiary, affiliate or parent branch. This type of visa is granted to professionals with specialized knowledge or professionals who fall in the managerial or executive class. What makes United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) so expedient is that it eliminates the LMIA process via ESDC and enables foreign workers (after obtaining an offer from a Canadian employer) to apply directly for a work permit.

There are 4 categories of professionals who can take advantage of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) expedient entry process:

  • Business visitors
  • Professionals
  • Intra-company transferees
  • Investors


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