For investors, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has made provisions for applicants who:
- Are in an executive or supervisory role or a particular role that requires essential skills
- Will administer, develop or establish an investment since their enterprise or the business person themselves have committed to it or are in the process of committing a substantial part of their capital
- Are citizens of Vietnam, Mexico, Japan or Australia
Investors may browse through the North American Free Trade Agreement for procedures and instructions of the assessment of ‘substantial part of capital’ or the definitions of essential skills, executives or supervisors.
Important Note: Permanent Australian residents can also qualify for this category.
Length of Stay
The length of stay under this provision is one year. However, extensions are possible at the discretion of the officer and if the applicant can provide documentation that suffices the need for the extension. For more information, you can refer to the Extension of Work Permits Issued Under the CPTPP.
Learn more about eligibility requirements for Investor Work Permit.