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by Coopy_6 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:31 pm

Hi all,

Wasn't sure how to name this topic for my question, but...

Hoping someone might be able to help as I've not found anything on the government website.

My Canadian employer wants to send me for some work training in America, would there be any issues in them doing this in regards to my IEC visa? Or would I just need to get a ESTA as is usually required when visiting America?

Thank in advance!
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by mdkenmure » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:20 am

As far as I'm aware you only need an Esta.

I have asked the same as the company I work for attends exhibitions and seminars in the US and I may have to visit one or two this year.

The general consensus is that along long as you're tied to a Canadian company and "no money is exchanged" i.e you're not there to physically there to buy and sell goods, then you are not classed as "attempting to work in the US". The same goes for Canadian citizens who I work with that are attending these exhibitions. They all travel on Nexus to these things without the need to apply for work permit.
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