Ottawa ratified the trade agreement with London


On March 19, 2021, Mary Ng, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, announced during a telephone conversation with her counterpart from the United Kingdom that Canada had ratified Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA) after the latter left the European Union. The day before, the agreement was approved by the upper house of the Canadian parliament. In fact, it echoes previous agreements according to which 98% of goods exported to Britain are duty-free. It is expected that the agreement will come into effect on April 1 of this year. Once the Canada-UK TCA comes into effect, British nationals will again be LMIA-exempt when applying for work permits under the terms of the agreement.