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The Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement and Immigration
- Eased Mobility: The CCFTA has specific provisions that facilitate the temporary entry of business persons. It promotes mobility by reducing immigration-related barriers.
- Business Visitors: Under the CCFTA, Chilean citizens can visit Canada for business purposes without obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
- Professionals: Chilean professionals who qualify under the CCFTA can work in Canada without an LMIA.
- Intra-Company Transferees: Employees transferred within the same company from Chile to Canada may not require an LMIA.
- Traders and Investors: The CCFTA allows Chilean traders and investors to start or operate a business in Canada with eased immigration rules.
- Work Permits: The agreement allows certain categories of Chilean workers to obtain work permits in Canada more easily.
- Spouses: Along with primary applicants, their spouses may also be eligible to apply for open work permits.
- NAFTA Professional List: The professionals listed under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) now include Chilean professionals too, further easing the process.
- These could be accountants, engineers, lawyers, physicians etc.
In conclusion, the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement affects the immigration process for Chilean citizens by facilitating easier movement for business purposes, providing preferential access to work permits and improving the overall ease of migration.