Visitor for Business: A person engaged in international business activities related to research and design, growth, manufacture and production, marketing, sales, distribution, after-sales service, and other general services reflecting the activities in a complete business cycle, and receiving no remuneration from a United States source.
Treaty Trader: A person coming to carry on substantial trade involving the flow of goods or services principally between the United States and Canada. Over 50% of the international trade must be conducted between the United States and Canada. The Treaty Trader must be a citizen of Canada. An employee of a trader may also qualify as a treaty trader if he or she is entering the United States in an executive or supervisory capacity; or, if employed in a lesser capacity, the employee must have skills which are essential to the efficient operation of the business. Issuance of a non-immigrant visa is required prior to entry of Canadians in this classification.
Treaty Investor: A citizen of either Canada who is coming to the United States to develop and direct a bona fide enterprise in which they have made a substantial investment of capital and, thereby, own at least 50% or maintain a controlling interest. The employee of a treaty investor who will be employed in an executive or supervisory capacity, or who has skills which are essential to the operation of the business, may also be classified as a treaty investor. Issuance of a non-immigrant visa is required prior to entry of Canadians in this classification.
Intracompany Transferee: A person coming to a United States parent, branch, subsidiary or affiliate of a Canadian company. The person must have been employed abroad by the Canadian company for at least one year - or for at least six months, under certain circumstances - out of the preceding three years in an executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge capacity. He or she must be coming to the United States for the purpose of employment in an executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge capacity. A petition must be filed in behalf of the intracompany transferee on Form 1-129 by either the United States or the Canadian employer.
Professional: An alien who is a citizen of Canada who seeks to enter the United States under and pursuant to the provisions of Section D of Appendix 1603 of the North American Free Trade Agreement to engage in business activities at a professional level.