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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free trade agreement between Canada and ten other countries in the Asia-Pacific: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

 

CPTPP enables temporary entry of business persons including business visitors, investors, intra-corporate transferees and professionals & technicians. Work authorization for accompanying spouses is also available (except for business visitors) but it would depend on the citizenship of the principal applicant. The duration of the stay for spouses will be the same as the main applicant. If an applicant already has a valid visa or eTA, they can apply for a Business visitor visa at a Canadian port of entry (POE). However, those who are applying as a business visitor and need to obtain a visa, must do so at an IRCC office abroad.