NAFTA Work Permits Extended

Permits lasting up to three years are now available for professionals seeking to work temporarily in Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Monday.

Published: Wednesday, 12/17/2008 12:00 am EST

Permits lasting up to three years are now available for professionals seeking to work temporarily in Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Monday. The change matches the United States' new rules on issuance of NAFTA work visas to Canadians and Mexicans, and will mean less hassle for workers who previously had to renew these permits every 12 months. "In a time of economic uncertainty, highly skilled migrants encourage innovation and economic growth, making us more competitive economically," Mr. Kenney said.

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