The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) allows temporary entry to Canada for a duration of up to one year for eligible investors, independent executives and individuals responsible for setting up a commercial presence.

Anyone deemed eligible under the CPTPP’s Investors Category receives a work permit that is good for one year and may be extended if necessary.

Investors are defined as business persons who are seeking entry into Canada to:

  • establish, develop or administer an investment to which they or their enterprise has committed, or is in the process of committing, a substantial amount of capital; and
  • serve in a capacity that is supervisory, executive or involves essential skills.

Program requirements are similar to the NAFTA Investors category in terms of evaluating whether the amount of capital invested qualifies as substantial.

Investor work permits are currently only available to citizens of Australia, Japan, Mexico or Vietnam.

Contact Us

Please complete the form below to submit your work permit query directly to one of our specialists.

Name:(*)
Please let us know your name.

Email:(*)
Please let us know your email address.

Location:(*)
Please provide your location.

Phone:
Invalid Input

Please describe your Work Permit Inquiry(*)
Please let us know your message.

Please provide complete details about the position offered to the foreign worker, as well as information about the foreign worker (e.g. qualifications, nationality, etc.)

Is this an Intra-Company or Related-Company transfer?
Invalid Input

Get Started

Tools and Resources

Latest News

  • New Express Entry draw invites 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence

    The Government of Canada issued 3,350 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence on April 17 to candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry system. 

  • Saskatchwan issues first occupation-specific EOI invitations

    The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program issued 324 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to International Skilled Worker candidates in the first occupation-specific draw since the program's Expression of Interest system was introduced last year.