Canada and the European Union (“EU”) commenced their provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) on September 21, 2017.
I recently received in my mailbox the July/August 2010 issue of Inside HRA from First Reference. It deals with interprovincial labour mobility. It’s an interesting read for anyone who works in human resources across interprovincial boundaries. Although we often take for granted that citizens may live and work in any part of Canada they please, there are often unforeseen problems. Some of these problems can be quite challenging for an employer.
The Agreement on Internal Trade mandates that any worker certified, licensed, registered or officially recognized in one province or territory, upon application, will be certified, licensed, registered or officially recognized for that same occupation by any other province or territory without the worker being required to undertake any material additional requirements, such as education, training, examination or assessments. However, provinces and territories have the right to maintain specific occupational standards and can adopt exceptions to certification requirements based on legitimate objectives. The legal profession is one of the occupations that needs to be recognized among the provinces and territories, but is also one of the professions with exceptions to full labour mobility in Canada. Read the whole article on Slaw.ca.