Canada’s free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) is good news for newcomers to the country, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman.
The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into force provisionally on Sept. 21, creating new opportunities for three groups of European citizens seeking temporary or longer stays in Canada.
- Key personnel: including intra-corporate (company) transferees, investors, and business visitors for investment purposes;
- Contractual service suppliers and independent professionals; and
- Short-term business visitors.