Canada has entered into bilateral and multilateral Free Trade Agreements in order to establish the most favourable environment for Canadian businesses to compete abroad (FTA).
Most FTAs to which Canada is a signatory include provisions that make it easier for temporary business visitors to come to Canada.
Foreign workers qualifying under an FTA are required to obtain a work permit in order to work in Canada, but they are excused from having to complete a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), making the process of acquiring a work permit simple, affordable, and quick.
The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) is the largest FTA to which Canada has agreed, and it is similar to numerous other FTAs to which Canada has agreed:
The CETA (Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), as well as the FTAs with Chile, Peru, Columbia, and Korea, are similar to CUSMA in that they all grant temporary entry to four types of businesspeople: business visitors, professionals, intra-company transferees, and traders and investors.