The Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA, or CUKTCA) went into effect on April 1, 2021, and provides expedited work permits for United Kingdom and Northern Ireland nationals and businesses. Previously, U.K. citizens were covered under CETA provisions, which CUKTCA is modelled after.
The CUKTCA treaty was needed after Brexit, because when the U.K. left the European Union on January 1, 2021, citizens of the United Kingdom (U.K.) who want to work in Canada can no longer be processed under the CETA. CUKTCA is a reciprocal treaty, and Canadian workers have similar benefits if they want to live and work in the U.K.
Individual Work Permit Benefits
- expedited work permit processing due to exemption from LMIA requirements for
- recognition of professional qualifications
U.K. nationals already living and working in Canada under CETA who want to extend their work permit should fill out a new CUKTCKA application.
Applicants can be processed at the port of entry, or qualified applicants can apply from within Canada or at Canadian missions abroad.
Business and Trade Benefits
The CUKTCA treaty provides preferential, mutual trade and business benefits to Canada and the U.K.
- importers and exporters
- wine and liquor distributors
- financial services
- maritime transport services
- intellectual property
Brexit: Do You Want to Move to Canada From the UK?
There are many different opportunities and pathways for people to move to Canada from the United Kingdom. Immigration lawyers understand the many immigration options and eligibility requirements and have the knowledge and expertise to navigate complex Canadian immigration rules and regulations, to solve problems and remove obstacles to help you smooth the way to new opportunities in Canada.
An experienced Canada immigration lawyer has the knowledge and expertise to assess your qualifications and match them to opportunities, to understand complex Canadian immigration rules and regulations, to solve problems and to remove obstacles for United Kingdom citizens who want to end life under BREXIT and immigrate to Canada.
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