Consolidated TPP Text – Canada’s schedule of commitments for temporary entry for business persons

1. The following sets out Canada’s commitments in accordance with Article 12.4 (Grant of Temporary Entry) in respect of the temporary entry of business persons.

2. Canada may adopt or maintain any measure that is not specifically prohibited in this schedule.

A. Business Visitors

1. Canada extends its commitments for “after-sales or after-lease service” to business persons of another Party, if that Party has made a commitment in its Schedule for after-sales and after-lease related activities (e.g. installation, maintenance or repair) without reserving the right to impose or maintain an economic needs test or numerical restriction for those activities.

2. Canada extends all other commitments under this category to business persons of another Party, if that Party has made a commitment in its Schedule without reserving the right to impose or maintain an economic needs test or numerical restriction for any of the following headings:

3. Canada shall grant temporary entry to Business Visitors, without requiring that person to obtain a work permit or an equivalent requirement prior to entry as a condition for temporary entry.

4. Canada will not impose or maintain any numerical restriction relating to temporary entry of Business Visitors.

Description of Category

Definition:

Business Visitors comprise business persons for whom:

who are seeking to engage in one of the following business activities:

Meetings and Consultations

Business persons attending meetings, seminars or conferences, or engaged in consultations with business associates.

Research and Design

Technical, scientific and statistical researchers conducting independent research or research for an enterprise in a Party other than Canada.

Manufacture and Production

Purchasing and production management personnel conducting commercial transactions for an enterprise in a Party other than Canada.

Marketing

Market researchers and analysts conducting independent research or analysis or research or analysis for an enterprise in a Party other than Canada.

Trade-fair and promotional personnel attending a trade convention.

Sales

Sales representatives and agents taking orders or negotiating contracts for goods or services for an enterprise in a Party other than Canada but not delivering goods or providing services.

Buyers purchasing for an enterprise in a Party other than Canada.

Distribution

Transportation operators transporting goods or passengers from the territory of a Party to Canada or loading and transporting goods or passengers from Canada, with no unloading in Canada, to the territory of another Party.

After-Sales or After-Lease Service

Installers, repair and maintenance personnel, and supervisors, possessing specialised knowledge essential to a seller's or lessor’s contractual obligation, performing services or training workers to perform services, pursuant to a warranty or other service contract incidental to the sale or lease of commercial or industrial equipment or machinery, including computer software, purchased or leased from an enterprise located in a Party other than Canada, during the life of the warranty or service agreement.

General Service

Professionals engaging in a business activity at a professional or technical level as set out in Section D (Professionals and Technicians)

Management and supervisory personnel engaging in a commercial transaction for an enterprise in a Party other than Canada.

Financial services personnel (insurers, bankers or investment brokers) engaging in commercial transactions for an enterprise in a Party other than Canada.
Tourism personnel (tour and travel agents, tour guides or tour operators) attending or participating in conventions or conducting a tour that has begun in a Party other than Canada.

Translators or interpreters performing services as employees of an enterprise in a Party other than Canada.

Conditions and Limitations (including length of stay)

Length of stay is up to six months. Extensions are possible.

B. Intra-Corporate Transferees

1. Canada extends its commitments for “management trainee on professional development” to business persons of another Party, if that Party has made a commitment in its Schedule for management or graduate trainees without reserving the right to impose or maintain an economic needs test or numerical restriction for those business persons.

2. Canada extends its commitments for “specialists” to the following Parties: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Peru.

3. Canada extends all other commitments under this category to business persons of another Party, if that Party has made a commitment in its Schedule without reserving the right to impose or maintain an economic needs test or numerical restriction for Intra-Corporate Transferees.

4. Canada shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorisation to Intra-Corporate Transferees, and will not:

5. Canada shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorisation to spouses of Intra-Corporate Transferees of another Party where that Party has also made a commitment in its schedule for spouses of Intra-Corporate Transferees, and will not:

Description of Category

Definition:

Intra-Corporate Transferees comprise business persons employed by an enterprise in the territory of a Party who seek to render services to that enterprise’s parent entity, subsidiary or affiliate, in its territory as an executive or manager, a specialist, or a management trainee on professional development.

Canada may require the business person to have been employed continuously by the enterprise for one year within the three-year period immediately preceding the date of the application for admission.

For the purpose of this definition, specialist means an employee possessing specialised knowledge of the company’s products or services and their application in international markets, or an advanced level of expertise or knowledge of the company’s processes and procedures.

For the purpose of this definition, management trainee on professional development means an employee with a post-secondary degree who is on a temporary work assignment intended to broaden that employee’s knowledge of and experience in a company in preparation for a senior leadership position within the company.

For the purpose of this definition, executive means a business person within an organisation who:

For the purpose of this definition, manager means a business person within an organisation who:

Conditions and Limitations (including length of stay)

Length of stay is up to three years. Extensions are possible.

The length of stay for spouses, including extensions, shall be the same as that of the business person they are accompanying who has obtained temporary entry under  this Section B.

C. Investors

1. Canada extends its commitments under this category to business persons of another Party, if that Party has made a commitment in its Schedule without reserving the right to impose or maintain an economic needs test or numerical restriction for any of the following headings:

2. Canada shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorisation to Investors and will not:

3. Canada shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorisation to spouses of Investors of another Party where that Party has also made a commitment in its schedule for spouses of Investors, and will not:

Description of Category

Definition:

Investors comprise business persons seeking to establish, develop or administer an investment to which the business person or the business person's enterprise has committed, or is in the process of committing, a substantial amount of capital, in a capacity that is supervisory, executive or involves essential skills.

Conditions and Limitations (including length of stay)

Length of stay is up to one year. Extensions are possible.

The length of stay for spouses, including extensions, shall be the same as that of the business person they are accompanying who has obtained temporary entry under this Section C.

D. Professionals and Technicians

1. Canada extends each occupational commitment under this category to business persons of another Party, if that Party has made a commitment in its Schedule covering that same occupation without reserving the right to impose or maintain an economic needs test or numerical restriction on those business persons.

2. Canada shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorisation to Professionals and Technicians and will not:

3. Canada shall grant temporary entry and provide a work permit or work authorisation to spouses of Professionals and Technicians of another Party where that Party has also made a commitment in its schedule for spouses of Professionals and Technicians, and will not:

Description of Category

Definition:

Professionals means business persons engaged in a specialty occupation requiring:

Technician means a business persons engaged in a specialty occupation  requiring:

For the purpose of this definition, specialty occupation means, for Canada, an occupation that falls within the NOC levels 0, A, and B.

Conditions and Limitations (including length of stay)

The length of stay is up to one year. Extensions are possible.

The length of stay for spouses, including extensions, shall be the same as that of the business person they are accompanying who has obtained temporary entry under this Section D.


The following specialty occupations will be granted Temporary Entry for nationals of the Party indicated:

Australia

Professionals:

Canadian educational requirements for professionals shall be deemed to be met for the purpose of entry whenever an Australian professional has met Australian educational requirements and the Canadian client or employer has provided a letter indicating that the Australian professional’s qualifications are satisfactory, provided that Australia maintains similar treatment for Canadians seeking entry under the category of Contractual Service Suppliers in Australia’s schedule of specific commitments.

All occupations listed in the NOC levels 0 (Managers) and A (Professionals), except for:

All health, education, and social services occupations and related occupations
All professional occupations related to Cultural Industries
Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors
Managers in Telecommunications Carriers
Managers in Postal and Courier Services
Judges and Notaries

Technicians:

The following occupations listed in the NOC level B (Technician) unless otherwise indicated:

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Construction Inspectors and Estimators
Engineering Inspectors, Testers and Regulatory Officers
Supervisors in the following:

Contractors and Supervisors in the following:

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Electricians
Plumbers
Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
Aircraft Instrument, Electrical, and Avionics  Mechanics, Technicians, and Inspectors
Oil and gas well Drillers, Services, and Testers
Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Interior Designers
Computer and Information Systems Technicians*
International Purchasing and Selling Agents
Architectural Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Designers
Drafting Technologists and Technicians
Land Survey Technologists and Technicians
Technical occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology

* includes elements of NOC level A

Brunei Darussalam

Professionals

The following occupations listed in the NOC levels 0 (Managers) and A (Professionals):

Petroleum Engineers

Chile

Professionals:

All occupations listed in the NOC levels 0 (Managers) and A (Professionals), except for:

All health, education, and social services occupations and related occupations
All professional occupations related to Cultural Industries
Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors
Managers in Telecommunications Carriers
Managers in Postal and Courier Services
Judges, Lawyers and Notaries except for Foreign Legal Consultants

Technicians:

The following occupations listed in the NOC level B (Technician) unless otherwise indicated:

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Construction Inspectors and Estimators
Engineering Inspectors, Testers and Regulatory Officers
Supervisors in the following:

Contractors and Supervisors in the following:

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Electricians
Plumbers
Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
Aircraft Instrument, Electrical, and Avionics  Mechanics, Technicians, and Inspectors
Oil and gas well Drillers, Services, and Testers
Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Interior Designers
Computer and Information Systems Technicians*
International Purchasing and Selling Agents

* includes elements of NOC level A

Japan

Professionals:

All occupations listed in the NOC levels 0 (Managers) and A (Professionals), except for:

All health, education, and social services occupations and related occupations
All professional occupations related to Cultural Industries
Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors
Managers in Telecommunications Carriers
Managers in Postal and Courier Services
Judges, Lawyers and Notaries except for Foreign Legal Consultants
Researchers, except for those working in an academic entity

Technicians:

A Japanese associate’s degree, or the equivalent of such a degree, or higher is required.

Canada reserves the right to refuse temporary entry to a Technician seeking to fulfil a contract which does not require significant application of theoretical knowledge in physical sciences, engineering or other natural sciences, or human sciences, such as economics.

The following occupations listed in the NOC level B (Technician) unless otherwise indicated:

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Construction Inspectors and Estimators
Engineering Inspectors, Testers and Regulatory Officers
Supervisors in the following:

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
Aircraft Instrument, Electrical, and Avionics  Mechanics, Technicians, and Inspectors
Oil and gas well Drillers, Servicers, and Testers (excluding operators)
Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Interior Designers
Computer and Information Systems Technicians*
International Purchasing and Selling Agents
Architectural Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Designers
Drafting Technologists and Technicians
Land Survey Technologists and Technicians
Technical occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology

* includes elements of NOC level A

Malaysia

Professionals:

The following occupations listed in the NOC levels 0 (Managers) and A (Professionals):

Financial Auditors and Accountants
Financial Analyst
Architecture Managers
Architects
Landscape Architects
Mechanical Engineers
Civil Engineers
Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Chemical Engineers
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
Mining Engineers
Geological Engineers
Petroleum Engineers
Aerospace Engineers
Computer Engineers
Other Professional Engineers
Urban and Land Use Planners
Veterinarians
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
Database Analysts and Data Administrators
Software Engineers
Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
Web Designers and Developers

Actuaries

Mexico

Professionals:

All occupations listed in the NOC levels 0 (Managers) and A (Professionals), except for:

All health, education, and social services occupations and related occupations
All professional occupations related to Cultural Industries
Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors
Managers in Telecommunications Carriers
Managers in Postal and Courier Services
Judges, Lawyers and Notaries except for Foreign Legal Consultants

Technicians:

The following occupations listed in the NOC level B (Technician) unless otherwise indicated:

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Construction Inspectors and Estimators
Engineering Inspectors, Testers and Regulatory Officers

Contractors and Supervisors in the following:

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Electricians

Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics

Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Interior Designers
Computer and Information Systems Technicians*

* includes elements of NOC level A

Peru

Professionals:

All occupations listed in the NOC levels 0 (Managers) and A (Professionals), except for:

All health, education, and social services occupations and related occupations
All professional occupations related to Cultural Industries
Recreation, Sports and Fitness Program and Service Directors
Managers in Telecommunications Carriers
Managers in Postal and Courier Services
Judges, Lawyers and Notaries except for Foreign Legal Consultants

Technicians:

The following occupations listed in the NOC level B (Technician) unless otherwise indicated:

Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Construction Inspectors and Estimators
Engineering Inspectors, Testers and Regulatory Officers
Supervisors in the following:

Contractors and Supervisors in the following:

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Electricians
Plumbers
Industrial Instrument Technicians and Mechanics
Aircraft Instrument, Electrical, and Avionics  Mechanics, Technicians, and Inspectors
Oil and gas well Drillers, Services, and Testers
Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Interior Designers
Computer and Information Systems Technicians*
International Purchasing and Selling Agents
Architectural Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Designers
Drafting Technologists and Technicians
Land Survey Technologists and Technicians
Technical occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology

* includes elements of NOC level A

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