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Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)

Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)

The Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) defines the rules of entry for business visitors, professionals, intra-company transferee and traders & investors. A pre-requisite under this agreement is that they must not have any intention to enter the Canadian labour market.


Business persons must be seeking entry either to work in direct support of professionals in agriculture, science, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, forestry, geology, geophysics, metereology or physics OR to perform lab tests in biological, chemical, hematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacteriological segments. Certain business visitors have been excluded like harvestor owners under growth, manufacture and production, transportation owners under distribution, Canadian & American brokers under distribution and tour bus operators under general service.


Another requirement under the CCFTA is that the primary source of business and remuneration must remain outside Canada. A specified list of over 60 Professionals can enter Canada through a pre-arranged contract as a salaried employee with a Canadian employer or through a contract with the professional’s employer in their home country.

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