U.S. Commercial Canada has provided the latest updates on work permits and sending workers to Canada, in addition to the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in this downloadable document. This information is provided directly from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and includes various links to the latest information.
The Government of Canada is closely monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on IRCC clients. Until further notice, most people cannot travel to Canada, even if they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA).
In addition, read the latest on sending temporary workers to Canada, also provided by the U.S. Commercial Service Canada.
U.S. Companies wanting to bid on Canadian contracts, establish partnerships with Canadian companies, or to perform installation or after-sales-service for a Canadian customer may need to send a worker temporarily to Canada. (See current COVID restrictions above) Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing this process is mandatory. This report provides a brief overview of the process of entering Canada to work temporarily.
This document is only meant to act as a guide to sending temporary workers to Canada. This is a complex subject and each situation is dealt with on its own merits. The U.S. Commercial Service recommends reviewing the information on the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada webpage or contacting an immigration lawyer for more information. The U.S. Commercial Service in Canada can provide a list of immigration law firms upon request.