The following information has been compiled from Canadian Government Sources, namely the Department of Citizenship and Immigration solicitors at 17 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HT
The historic North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) regulates one of the most important trade alliances in the world. Its purpose is to liberalize trade between Canada, Mexico and the United States by abolishing obstructions to trade such as tariffs and ensuring that future laws will not create such obstructions.
Access to other NAFTA countries by certain individuals is essential for the development of trade. The governments of the three countries involved have thus mutually agreed to regulations to reaching the other’s markets in order for such individuals to participate in business, trade and investment enterprises, as well as to provide professional services and specialization.
NAFTA benefits business persons by:
Facilitating access for short term business visitors to the region of another NAFTA party;
Easing regulations on temporary access to the work force of another NAFTA party;
Ensuring greater freedom to provide professional services in the region of another NAFTA party;
Greater flexibility to transfer employees to the region of another NAFTA party;
The possibility of establishing new businesses in the region of another NAFTA party; and
Equitable treatment of business persons by all NAFTA parties.
If you require further information on admission to Canada, either as a business person or in any other immigrant or visitor category, please contact the Law Firm of Guy Major.
Business persons are grouped into four categories: business visitors; professionals; intra-company transferees, traders and investors.
A business visitor is a business person seeking to engage in a specified business activity.
A professional is a business person seeking to engage in a specified business activity at a professional level.
An intra-company transferee is a business person employed by an enterprise who seeks to assist that enterprise managerially, executively or by way of specialized knowledge.
A trader is a business person seeking to carry on considerable trade mainly between the region of citizenship and the region into which entrance is sought. An investor is a business person seeking to assist-by way of advice or services-in an investment to which considerable resources have or are being committed.
A business person must conform to immigration regulations applicable to temporary entrance.
Occupations as a professional include:
Computer Systems Analyst
Disaster Relief Insurance
Physician (teaching M.D. or
Range Manager/ Range
Technical Publications Writer
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