On April 1, 2007, the two-year transitional period began for the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (“TILMA”) between British Columbia and Alberta. The rules and provisions of TILMA are scheduled to be fully implemented on April 1, 2009.
TILMA is designed to remove barriers to the movement of goods, services, investment and workers between the two provinces. Under the TILMA:
- Businesses registered in one province will be permitted to carry on business in both provinces;
- Barriers to mobility within all occupations will be removed either immediately or within two years; and
- BC and Alberta companies will be able to bid on an expanded range of government contracts in both provinces.
(Click here for TILMA website)