What Is CETA?

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a significant free trade agreement for Canada. It aims to make trade and movement of business persons between Canada and EU member countries more efficient. CETA recognizes several groups of eligible applicants.


  • Business visitors – Two categories of business visitors may enjoy facilitated entry to Canada under CETA: short-term business visitors and business visitors for investment purposes.
  • Investors – The investor provisions listed under the key personnel category of CETA are similar to the provisions found in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • Independent Professionals and Contractual Service Supplier – CETA facilitates the entry to Canada of certain service suppliers and independent professionals.
  • Intra-Corporate Transferees – The intra-company transferee provisions of CETA are similar to the already existing Intra-Company Transfer program, with the addition of graduate trainees. Senior personnel and specialists may also to Canada without an LMIA.

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