On December 1, 2016 Mexican visitors may arrive in Canada without a visa, which means they may arrive as tourists without any additional paperwork.
Mexican immigrants will continue to require visas if they wish to work, study, or live in Canada. However, the ability to visit without a visa could mean good news for any Mexican nationals who wish to move to Canada. This will open up opportunities to connect with employers, which could make it easier to obtain the arranged employment that is so vital to so many of Canada’s immigration programs.
This is also a fantastic opportunity to tour various provinces, which may help you figure out where you would want to settle later.
If you’re planning on taking advantage of this shift you should think about contacting CIP on your visit. This will allow us to put you in touch with employers who are seeking temporary and permanent foreign workers.