IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 17 Feb 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

Effective February 17, 2016 foreign nationals in the film and television industry whose jobs are deemed 'essential to a TV or film production' may be exempt from Labour Market Impact Assessment requirements in Canada. As a result, eligible film and television industry workers will find it easier to secure authorization to work in Canada. Those who qualify for the exemption will be able to obtain work permits with letters of support from both the production company and the relevant union or guild. The exemption will apply regardless of whether filming entirely or only partially in Canada and regardless of whether the production company is Canadian or foreign.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

961 Audiovisual & related services

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