U.K. nationals are now able to apply for expedited work permits to work in Canada.
The post-Brexit trade agreement between Canada and the U.K. came into effect on April 1, 2021.
U.K. nationals who were previously covered under CETA are now eligible for work permits under CUKTCA, which stands for the Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement.
These work permit programs allow for expedited processing because they do not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
Expedited work permit programs for UK nationals include:
- Business Visitors
- Contractors and Professionals
- Intra-company Transferees
- Engineering Scientific Technologists
If you are a U.K. national already working in Canada under CETA and you want to extend your work permit, you have to fill out a new application for CUKTCA.