The E-2 Investor visa has been designated for citizens of countries that maintain treaties of commerce and navigation with the United States. Qualifying E2 Visa entities can become registered as E Visa Companies. Qualifying owners, executives, supervisors, or essentially skilled employees are able to obtain E2 visas to perform work for the company inside the United States. We discuss what businesses can qualify for registration as an E2 Visa company here.
Neither the USMCA (NAFTA) nor USCIS defines how a TN Visa holder must be paid. They simply state that there must be employment or contractual arrangements between a foreign national and a US entity. Only self-employment through a US company is barred. We discuss compensation and self-employment on a TN visa here.