TEMPORARY ENTRY FOR BUSINESS PERSONS
Temporary Entry for Business Persons
Temporary entry into Canada for business persons is facilitated through several ways. For instance, under the International Mobility Program for Entrepreneurs & Self-employed, persons who can contribute a significant economic or cultural benefit to Canada as per R205(a) can get a Work Permit with C11 exemption code. Similarly Intra-company transferees can also get a Work Permit under R205(a) with LMIA exemption code C12. Under the Trade Agreements, an intra-company transferee can get Work Permit as per R204(a) with exemption code T24. It is very crucial for businesses to get an assessment for the most suitable option for them considering their short-term and long-term goals.
The International Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) between Canada and specific other countries are meant to facilitate temporary entry of business persons. These business persons could include business visitors, professionals, intra-company transferee, traders and investors. Business visitors do not need a work permit but all other categories require a work permit without LMIA. A brief idea about the FTAs has been discussed below.
Agreement on Trade Continuity between Canada and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (CUKTCA)
CUKTCA is modelled on the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).