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May 25, 2021

CUKTCA UK Nationals eligible for expedited work permits to work in Canada: United Kingdom Nationals can now apply for the Expedited Work Permits to visit and work in Canada, if they were previously falls under the CETA. CETA is also know as Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement which is a free trade agreement made between the European Union (EU) including member states and the Canada. The trade agreement known as Post-Brexit was signed between both parties (Canada and UK) which came into effect on 1st April, 2021. So, the nationals of United Kingdom covered under CETA can no apply for the Work Permits under the CUKTCA (Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement). Moreover, the Northern Ireland Nationals will also be eligible for this. The work permits applied under this program will be expedited as these does not require any LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).

U.K. Nationals who are currently working in Canada under the CETA Program and wanted to extend the work permit, then they have to fill a new application under the CUKTCA Program.

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