North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Under Chapter 16 of NAFTA, citizens of Canada, the United States and Mexico can gain quicker, easier temporary entry into the three countries to conduct business or investment activities.
Business people covered by NAFTA do not need to labour market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).
- have worked continuously for at least one year in the preceding three years for the same or affiliated employer in the United States or Mexico
- be transferred to Canada to work temporarily for the same or an afflicted employer; and
- work in a capacity that is managerial, executive or that involves specialized knowledge.