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.