Case Summary: Successful Implementation of Strategies under the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement
As LexLords Canada Immigration Lawyers, we recently represented a client in a case revolving around the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) and successfully navigated the intricacies of Canadian immigration law for a favorable outcome. Here, we’ll provide an overview of the strategic framework applied under the CKFTA that resulted in a win for our client.
Our client, an international corporation with headquarters in South Korea, sought to expand their business operations into Canada. The challenge was to align the company’s goals with the provisions of the CKFTA and Canadian immigration law. Our targeted strategy focused on two main aspects: understanding the CKFTA’s specific guidelines and navigating Canadian immigration policies efficiently.
Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) facilitates not only trade in goods and services but also brings significant benefits in terms of investment and business mobility between both countries. Our initial strategy was to analyze the CKFTA clauses that could favor our client’s expansion plans.
Subsequently, our immigration lawyers developed a comprehensive plan tailored to meet the client’s objectives within the framework of CKFTA while adhering to Canadian immigration law. We worked on identifying potential areas within the law that supported our client’s interests, such as intra-company transfers and business visitor provisions.
Recognizing that our client’s staff needed to move freely between South Korea and Canada, we meticulously planned for this under the Business Visitor provisions of the CKFTA. This allowed personnel to undertake specific business activities without requiring a work permit, hence facilitating smoother operations.
In addition to this, the Intra-Company Transferee provision under Canadian immigration law allowed our client’s employees to work in Canada temporarily. Importantly, we ensured all visa applications were compliant with both CKFTA stipulations and Canadian immigration regulations.
Throughout this process, our team at LexLords stayed committed to keeping open and clear lines of communication with all parties involved. We diligently liaised with the relevant Canadian authorities, ensuring complete transparency and adherence to all immigration procedures.
The success of our client’s case underlines the value of a targeted, comprehensive understanding of both international agreements like the CKFTA and Canadian immigration laws. It exemplifies our commitment at LexLords Canada Immigration Lawyers to provide efficient and tailored solutions for our clients, ensuring their business transitions into the Canadian marketplace are smooth and legally sound.