No, Labour Mobility provisions under the CFTA fully acknowledge that the primary role of regulatory bodies is to set the standards necessary to ensure public safety, consumer protection and the integrity of the profession. It does not undermine this fundamental mandate of regulatory bodies.

Provinces and territories have the right to adopt occupational standards and, thus, ensure the protection of their public at the level they consider appropriate. However, to support improved Labour Mobility, provinces and territories also agreed to:

  • Take steps to reconcile differences in occupational standards to the extent possible and where practical;
  • Adopt occupational standards based on common interprovincial standards, to the extent possible and where practical; and,
  • Establish transparent notification practices to avoid the creation of barriers to Labour Mobility that might result from the introduction or modification of standards.