This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-94K8RG

Some UK professional qualifications not recognised in Canada

in Canada

Trade barrier summary

Professions affected include engineers, architects, accountants and medical professionals​. UK suppliers must form partnerships with local counterparts with recognised credentials to access the market.

Some professional qualifications are accredited at both a federal and provincial level in Canada. Professional accreditation can also differ between provinces. This requires separate local accreditation.

Sectors affected

  • Advanced engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Airports
  • Construction
  • Financial and professional services
  • Healthcare services
  • Maritime
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Railways



Date reported

14 February 2019

Last updated

22 December 2021

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