Chapter 3 (a:5): Business Services: Other Professional Services

Section

Improvements Implemented Since Last IAP

Current Entry Requirements

Further Improvements Planned

 

Operational Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Regulation of professionals in Canada is undertaken by provincial and territorial bodies, while incorporation of professional service firms may fall under either provincial or federal authorities.

 

 

Licensing and Qualification Requirements of Service Providers

 

 

 

 

Individual provincial and territorial regulatory bodies may impose licensing and qualification requirements.  In Québec, the Office des professions du Québec is responsible for providing the regulatory framework for professional services.  More detailed information is available at http://www.opq.gouv.qc.ca/

 

 

Foreign Entry

 

 

 

 

Canada has made specific commitments with respect to taxation services and urban planning and landscape architectural services.  These commitments are set out in Canada's GATS Schedule. 

 

Taxation Services (excluding legal services):  There are no limitations on market access, except for certain horizontal measures regarding the temporary entry of natural persons.

 

Urban Planning and Landscape Architectural Services:  There are no limitations on market access and national treatment, except for a residency requirement in Newfoundland and Saskatchewan.  More detailed information is available from the website of the Canadian Institute of Urban Planners (http://www.cip-icu.ca/).

 

 

 

Discriminatory Treatment/

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Canada made specific commitments with respect to taxation services and urban planning and landscape architectural services.  These commitments are set out in Canada's GATS Schedule.

 

Taxation Services (excluding legal services):  There are no limitations beyond those indicated under the category “Foreign Entry”.

 

Urban Planning and Landscape Architectural Services:  There are no limitations beyond those indicated under the category “Foreign Entry”.