Canada is a signatory to numerous multilateral and bilateral agreements with partner countries that include sections on the movement of labour between countries. Most popularly, Canada is a signatory to the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA). As the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the sections governing work permits and skilled labour remain largely the same. Free trade agreements facilitate the movement of workers who are intra-company transfers, professionals, and various business visitors such as those providing after-sales service. As an employer, you may be exempt from completing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for certain categories of workers and jobs. There are more than 60 occupations, mostly in skilled work and workers may apply for admission upon arriving in Canada if they meet the requirements.

Expert Knowledge of USMCA and Exemptions for Canadian Companies Hiring Foreign Workers

Our team of experienced and knowledgeable immigration lawyers has a deep understanding and knowledge of USMCA. We will help you identify what class your employees fall under and find the best path to coming to Canada for their specific circumstances.

Keeping up with changes to immigration law, understanding complex agreements such as USMCA, and ensuring all relevant documentation is in place before your employee arrives is a time consuming and difficult process. Any delays can have a serious business impact. We will work closely with you to understand your case while taking the burden off of you and your team so that you can focus on your company’s success.


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