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The new CPTPP agreement eliminates many barriers for business visitors and temporary workers

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The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free trade agreement between Canada and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

On December 30, 2018, the CPTPP entered into force among the first six countries to ratify the agreement – Canada, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore – and provides Canada with preferential access to key markets in Asia and Latin America.

Temporary entry provisions in free trade agreements (FTAs), such as those in the CPTPP, eliminate many barriers encountered at the border and thereby facilitate business travel or relocation on a temporary basis for specific categories of business persons, professionals and technicians.

Under the CPTPP, many professionals, tradespersons, technicians and managers from Asia-Pacific Region, who have an offer of employment in Canada, will be able to get work permits without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment or Provincial Nomination. The process of obtaining these are normally very time- and money consuming.

Citizens from the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam might profit from the new provisions. Please contact us or book an appointment to discuss your possibilities to come or stay in Canada as a foreign worker.

Expanded age range for Australian young adults under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program

Today Canada and Australia announced an agreement to expand the age range in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Canada and Australia concerning Youth Mobility. Through the amended MoU, Canadian and Australian young adults aged 18 to 35 will now be able to work and travel through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. Read more on the website of IRCC.