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CETA introduces new possibilities for European citizens to work in Canada

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:50 AM | By Andrew Carvajal

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and its second-largest trading partner, the European Union, took effect on Sept. 21, 2017.

As is the case with Canada’s other free trade agreements, CETA contains provisions governing the ability of European citizens to enter Canada to work without a permit (as business visitors), as well as the possibility to obtain work permits that are exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The LMIA is a mandatory step for many employers, who must demonstrate that there...