Program delivery update: New instructions for the temporary entry of business persons under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

December 28, 2018

December 30, 2018, is the effective date for the Comprehensive and Progress Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The new program delivery instructions provide information on the provisions contained in the CPTPP and guidance for officers who assess applications for business visitors and Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)-exempt work permits.

The CPTPP contains provisions for the temporary entry and stay of citizens from CPTPP countries who are coming to Canada for business purposes, under the following LMIA-exempt categories:

  • Business visitors – paragraph 186(a) and section 187 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
  • T50 – CPTPP investors
  • T51 – CPTPP intra-corporate transferees
  • T52 – CPTPP professionals and technicians
  • T53 – CPTPP spouses

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