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International Agreements

Canada has significant agreements with various countries. These agreements facilitate movement through borders. As such, certain employers are able to hire foreign nationals without having to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment if they are able to demonstrate that hiring a foreign national will have a positive impact on the Canadian Market.

These also include certain professionals that are not required to be an intra-company transferee but want to engage in employment by a Canadian employer. The foreign national must have the necessary education and professional credentials to perform the job in Canada. The professional qualifications and credentials must be recognized and in accordance with Canadian mandates.

Please find more information regarding these categories under “open work permits”.