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CERC Webinar Understanding Labour Mobility in CETA: Two-Part Webinar Series
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The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union is expected to be ratified in the near future. The Agreement contains provisions and commitments to facilitate labour mobility between Canada and the EU. Of note, the EU was noted as the top destination for assignments in the CERC's 2015 relocation policy survey.

When: 08/12/2015
2:00 PM
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Christine Roy, Sarah Philips, Jennifer Carter, Mark Newcombe
Contact: Alison Brett

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In this upcoming two-part webinar series, senior officials from the Canadian government will provide a thorough overview of the temporary entry provisions of the Agreement and how it will improve labour mobility between the two regions.  The webinar will provide the opportunity to gain  a deeper understanding of the Agreement and how it can deliver benefits to your organization's mobility programs.   


Part 1: Introduction to CETA - Tuesday, December 8

  • Importance of CETA and trade in services in Europe at a glance
  • Key CETA labour mobility benefits provided to Canadian businesses and CERC Members
  • Comparison of the CETA obligations on Labour Mobility with Canada's other trade agreements
  • Description of key CETA chapters facilitating mobility of business persons
  • Outline of the key benefits by covered category:
    • Key Personnel (Investors and Intra-Company Transferees)
    • Contractual Service Suppliers and Independent Professionals (including Technologists)
    • Short Term Business Visitors
    • Spouses
  • Commitments for Presence of a Natural Person
  • CETA Next steps

Part 2: CETA mobility: Case Studies - Thursday, December 10
In  Part 2 of the webinar, a series of cases will be presented to deliver an understanding of how the Agreement will work in practice including conditions of entry and the scope of commitments for:

  • Professionals (contract services suppliers (CSS) and independent professionals (IP):
  • Technologists
  • Intra-corporate transferees
  • Short term business visitors (STBV)
  • Spouses

Both Parts are included in One Registration Fee.

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