The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is a new trade agreement between Canada and the European Union that liberalizes trade, investment and the mobility of professionals. The agreement will further open doors between Canada and Europe and creates several preferential visa routes for professionals conducting certain activities, including intra-corporate transferees and suppliers of contractual services in a broad range of industries, as well as business visitors and investors.

The mobility provisions will benefit EU-based companies and provide significant new options for EU nationals coming to Canada, especially those who are unable to qualify for a work permit.

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