The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), formerly known as the NAFTA, is a free trade agreement.
The CUSMA offers convenience for American and Mexican citizens to apply for a Canadian work permit.
For LGBTQ Americans and Mexicans with a Canadian work permit under the CUSMA, this is often a promising pathway to Canadian permanent resident status in the future.
Who is covered by the CUSMA
The CUSMA covers the following types of businesspeople:
1. Business visitors,
3. Intra-company transferee,
4. Traders and investors.
You may also find a list of eligible occupations under the Professionals Category in the CUSMA.
We help LGBTQ Americans and Mexicans get a Canadian work permit under the CUSMA. If you need help with your eligibility, please let us know.
Apply for a Canadian work permit under the CUSMA for LGBTQ Americans and Mexicans
The biggest benefit is that applicants can apply for a Canadian work permit without a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Generally speaking, the most important requirement is that you have a valid job offer, except for business visitors.
Note that the employers in Canada still need to submit an Offer of Employment to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) for approval. However, it is a much easier process.
Where you may submit your work permit application
You may submit your application either outside Canada, at the Port of Entry (POE), or inside Canada. We suggest that you apply for a work permit before coming to Canada.
If you apply in Canada, you must have already held a valid work permit.
For business visitors, you can only apply at the POE.
What we can do to help LGBTQ Americans and Mexicans get a Canadian work permit
We personalize our services for you based on the information and circumstances of your application, which may include any of the followings:
1. Help you determine whether you are eligible for a work permit under the CUSMA,
2. If you are not eligible at the time you retain us, we will provide you with advice as to how to meet the eligibility requirements,
3. Help you identify potential inadmissibility issues and address them properly,
4. Help you gather the supporting documents. If the supporting documents are not available, we will provide you with advice as to how to preserve them,
5. Provide other advice and instructions as needed, and
6. Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your application on your behalf.
Book an appointment for an initial assessment today.