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MCC

AAC

MOTOR COACH CANADA
L'ASSOCIATION DES AUTOCARISTES CANADIENS

American Drivers
& Tour Directors Working in Canada

Canada and the United States have "mirror" legislation regarding foreigners working in their country.
With respect to motor coach tours to Canada from the United States these laws relate to drivers and
tour directors.
Readers are referred to Canadian customs and immigration laws and regulations for interpretations and applications to their business and travel to Canada. The following is the understanding
and opinion of Motor Coach Canada and is provided as general guidance only. Carriers should
determine their specific requirements and confirm with the government.
Generally the laws of Canada (similar to those of the United States) require work permits to be obtained
for an American driver or tour director to work in Canada on "point-to-point" service within Canada but not
if they are working on an "international" service.
An American driver and/or American tour director entering Canada with the group on a motor coach,
touring Canada and returning to the United States generally do not need a work permit from Canada to
work on this tour as driver or tour director. It is deemed an "international" tour not a "point-to-point" service
within Canada. However, if the driver or tour director enters Canada without the group, and joins the tour
to provide service within Canada, i.e. "point-to-point" service in Canada, they require a work permit.
Under current regulations, foreign tour operators are required to undergo a process every year to acquire
employment authorization and validation papers for their non-Canadian tour directors. But to reiterate, this
authorization is required when a tour director does not accompany their group as it enters and leaves
Canada, which often occurs since it is easier and more cost-efficient for these employees to stay in Canada
to meet their groups. Some tour operators that have multiple tours into Canada prefer to position the tour
director in Canada and such person provides the local tour director services to each group as they arrive.
This is deemed to be "point-to-point" and the tour director must obtain a work permit.
In addition, more tour operators are using multi-modal tours-flying groups to Canada and touring
by coach when in Canada. This touring in Canada would have to be done by a Canadian driver as it is
"point-to-point" but the tour operator can obtain authorization (a work permit) to use a foreign tour director.
In the past, work permits could be difficult to obtain for foreign tour directors if there were Canadian tour
directors available for work. The Travel Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) worked to have changes
made to these regulations so that the positive economic effect of tours in Canada is taken into account
during the application process.
Due to an amendment in the Immigration Act, effective June 28, 2002, the regulations state "...an
officer shall determine, on the basis of an opinion provided by the Department of Human Resources
Development, if the job offer is genuine and if the employment of the foreign national is likely to have a
neutral or a positive economic effect on the labour market in Canada."
The regulations go on to state "An opinion provided by the Department of Human Resources
Development shall be based on the following factors: (a) whether the work is likely to result in direct job
creation or job retention for Canadians or permanent residents..."
These changes are viewed by some as making it easier for a foreign tour operator to obtain a work
permit for a tour director that they want to position in Canada.
There are two main departments that operators need to work with. First, Citizenship and Immigration
Canada (CIC), as this is the ministry that actually issues the work permit. And second, Human Resources
and Skills Development issues the labour market opinion on the application to CIC.
For further information, contact Human Resources and Skills Development Canada-National
Headquarters, 140 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, QC K1A 0J9.

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Canadian Provincial/Territorial Carrier Requirements & Contact Information
Provincial Tourism Marketing Offices
Driver Hours of Service Rules
U.S. Passport Rules: Land and Sea Travel to the USA
Border Crossing Information for Visitors to Canada Arriving by Motor Coach
Canadian Immigration and Customs Contact Numbers and General Information
American Drivers & Tour Directors Working in Canada Parks Canada: Canada’s National Parks
National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas
Distances Between Major Cities
Tour Operator Listings
Coach Operator Listings
School Bus Operator Listings
Welcome to Canada
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut
Welcome to the United States
U.S. New England
U.S. Middle Atlantic
U.S. Midwest
U.S. West
Index to Advertisers
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Intro
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - cover1
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - cover2
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 3
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Canadian Provincial/Territorial Carrier Requirements & Contact Information
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 5
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 6
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Provincial Tourism Marketing Offices
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Driver Hours of Service Rules
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - U.S. Passport Rules: Land and Sea Travel to the USA
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Border Crossing Information for Visitors to Canada Arriving by Motor Coach
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 11
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 12
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Canadian Immigration and Customs Contact Numbers and General Information
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - American Drivers & Tour Directors Working in Canada Parks Canada: Canada’s National Parks
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 15
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - National Historic Sites and National Marine Conservation Areas
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 17
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 19
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Distances Between Major Cities
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 21
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Tour Operator Listings
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Coach Operator Listings
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 26
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - School Bus Operator Listings
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 28
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Welcome to Canada
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Prince Edward Island
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Nova Scotia
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - New Brunswick
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Newfoundland & Labrador
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Quebec
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Ontario
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Manitoba
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Saskatchewan
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Alberta
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - British Columbia
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Yukon, Northwest Territories & Nunavut
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Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Welcome to the United States
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - U.S. New England
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - U.S. Middle Atlantic
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - U.S. Midwest
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 89
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - U.S. West
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - Index to Advertisers
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 92
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 93
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - 94
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - cover3
Motor Coach Canada: Tour & Travel Canada 2019 - cover4
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