The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) entered into force on July 1, 2017, replacing the Agreement on Internal Trade. The CFTA requires that workers registered in a regulated occupation in one jurisdiction be able to work anywhere in Canada without significant additional training, experience, examinations, or assessment.
The CFTA provides the general rules for labour mobility as well as:
- The rules that apply when occupations or scopes of practice are different from one jurisdiction to another.
- The requirements that may apply, for specific and limited reasons, to workers moving to a new jurisdiction.
For more information about labour mobility, see the Mobility and Qualification Recognition Working Group (MQRWG) website.