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Canadian Free Trade Agreement – Effective July 1, 2017

Posted on July 2, 2017

Canadians will buy and sell more freely within our own country with the launch of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, which will create job opportunities for the middle class.

The new trade agreement will take effect on July 1st, Canada’s 150th anniversary.

By improving the flow of goods, services and investments across provincial and territorial borders, this agreement will give consumers more choice and lower prices, making it easier for Canadians to enjoy the best of what this country has to offer.

The agreement commits all governments to reducing the patchwork of rules and regulations that can stifle growth. Opportunities will increase for businesses of all sizes to innovate and expand at home so that they are better equipped to compete globally.

The agreement will allow licensed professionals with Canadian credentials to work in different parts of the country. Carpenters, welders and plumbers, among others, will benefit from more job opportunities as a result.

This agreement is the result of a strong, collaborative effort among the Government of Canada, the provinces and the territories. The Government of Canada took a lead role in ensuring that the agreement is modern and ambitious enough for Canadian businesses to compete globally.