Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Canada has updated the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
The government of Canada updated instructions for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on June 14, 2022.
The government added links to the Business visitors [R186(a)] instructions as well as to the CPTPP and specified the countries. In addition, the new instructions include guidance on investors, intra-corporate transferees and professionals and technicians, and documentary evidence required for investors and intra-corporate transferees (T51) under the CPTPP.
The government also removed the intra-corporate transferee category “management trainee on professional development,” as this part of the CPTPP has not yet come into force.
The CPTPP facilitates temporary entry for the following categories of business persons:
Business visitors – Work permit exempt under subsection 186(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR)
Business visitors are exempt from work permits, so they may apply at the port of entry if they already have a valid temporary resident visa or electronic travel authorization. However, the temporary resident visa or electronic travel authorization must be obtained prior to travelling to Canada.