Canada Free Trade Agreement Chapter 7

This bill makes administrative amendments to the Labour Mobility Act and the Regulated Health Professions Act to reflect the fact that the Government of Manitoba and the governments of Canada and other provinces and territories have approved a new national trade agreement, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. On January 1, 2017, Manitoba joined the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA). NWPTA is an agreement between the governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba that creates Canada`s largest, accessible and interprovincial market. To do this, Nova Scotia has signed the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). Chapter 7 of this Agreement allows professionals and professionals in regulated professions to move from jurisdiction to Canada. The objective of Chapter 7 is to ensure that any worker certified for an occupation in a province or territory is recognized as qualified and certified for that occupation as soon as he or she is a candidate in another province or territory without having to undergo additional training or examinations. The new agreement updates government procurement rules and gives Canadian businesses better access to government procurement offered by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. The CFTA reaffirms the objective of removing barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment within Canada. The labour mobility provisions adopted in 2009 and reflected in the AIT have been maintained. These provisions (Chapter 7 of the CFTA) allow workers in a regulated profession or regulated profession to have their qualifications recognized and thus be able to work anywhere in Canada, without the need for substantial training, experience, examinations or assessments as part of their application for certification on the basis of an authorization. The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) is an intergovernmental trade agreement signed by all Canadian premiers (province, territory, federal). The CFTA entered into force on 1 July 2017 and replaced the Free Trade Agreement (AIT).

The objective of the agreement is to reduce and eliminate as much as possible barriers to the free movement of people, goods, services and investment within Canada and to create an open, efficient and stable domestic market. (a) under the Section by deleting “agreements” and replacing “national trade agreements”; and “national trade agreement” means a national trade agreement within the meaning of the first paragraph of subsection 16.1 of the proceedings against the Crown. . . .