The United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) includes a number of sections on the movement of labour between the three countries. As the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the sections governing work permits or skilled labour, intra-company transfers, <link to Intra-company transfers page> and business visitors remain largely the same.
As an employer, you may be exempt from completing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) <Link to LMIA page> 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 to 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 have 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.
When to Contact Us
If you are intending to hire a foreign worker from the US or Mexico.