Are you a resident of the United Kingdom? Do you want to gain work and life experience in Canada? UK nationals will now be able to apply for expedited Canadian work permits. Canada and UK made a post-Brexit trade agreement that will allow UK nationals, who were previously eligible for a work permit under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), will also be able to apply for a work permit under the Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (CUKTCA).
Temporary work permits provided under CUKTCA will not require the applicants to provide a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), meaning they can enjoy faster processing times for their application. If you are already residing in Canada and hold a CETA work permit that’s about to expire, then you can fill out an application for a work permit under CUKTCA.
Who Is Eligible for a Work Permit Under the CUKTCA?
The following types of UK nationals can apply for a work permit under CUKTCA:
There are 2 types of business visitors: Short-term business visitors and Business visitors coming to invest. Short-term business visitors can stay in Canada for a period between 90 days to 6 months. They can come to Canada for a specific project, carry out meetings and consultations, research and design, or for marketing research, etc.
They cannot, however, come to Canada to sell goods or services, receive a salary from a Canadian source or be employed in the active operations of a business, with some exceptions.
Business visitors coming for investment purposes must be employed in senior management or specialist positions. They will be responsible for establishing the business but not engage directly in transactions with the public or receive a salary from a Canadian source.