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Posted on December 22 2022

How to apply for Canada work permit under FTA?

By Editor
Updated May 25 2023

Highlights of How to apply for Canada work permit under FTA?

  • Canada signs 15 FTAs with around 50 countries to make immigration easy for the partner nations to the country.
  • FTA allows business individuals from the nations who signed FTA to enter Canada and temporarily work in Canada without requiring LMIA.
  • Some FTAs are CUSMA, CPTPP, GATS, CETA, etc., which help signatory nation citizens to be eligible for work permits.
  • Once the workers are considered eligible for Canadian work experience under FTA will become suitable for several PR programs in Canada.

Canadian government’s signed 15 Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

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What is an FTA?

FTA (Free Trade Agreement) is a document of Canada that extends cooperation in multinational trade pacts, which play a more prominent role in the Canadian economy.

This step enables maintaining favorable commercial conditions between fellow member nations and Canada by removing hurdles and business barriers for both parties. This also involves the movement of temporary business individuals & workers to and from Canada.

What are the benefits of FTAs?

The FTA lets business people from the signatory nations come & work temporarily in Canada. This does not require a work permit and LMIA. If an individual has obtained Canada work permit under FTA being exempted from LMIA, things work faster and easier.

The individuals will earn an opportunity to work & immigrate potentially to Canada under Permanent Residence (PR). Then the candidates will be able to refer their work experience in Canada while immigrating to the country to IRCC for evaluating and assessing their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System).

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The federal economic immigration Express Entry system is one of the famous and primary programs for immigrants to Canada. This is divided into three other programs:

What are the FTAs that Canada is part of?

Some of the FTAs that Canada is part of they are:

Name of the Agreement

Countries that come under the agreement
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

between Canada, the United States and Mexico

General Agreement on Trade in Services FTA (GATS)

encompasses all member nations of the WTO (World Trade Organization)
Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

between Canada and member nations of the European Union

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and, Vietnam

There are many other FTAs too. Citizens of these FTA-signed nations might be eligible to obtain expedited work permits under the specific agreement of the country with Canada.

How to apply for a work permit under an FTA program?

  • To apply for a work permit using one of the FTA programs differs based on the path the individual has chosen.
  • Usually, the process encloses the normal process of applying for a temporary work permit.
  • An employer or an employee can directly apply to the programs.
  • Provided the applicants need to mention the program they want to apply for during the time of application.
  • The candidate must possess all the mandate documents for the program for which they are eligible.

Which immigration programs are eligible under an FTA program?

When the workers have gained Canadian work experience under the FTA program, they will be eligible for various PR programs in Canada. The programs are:

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