TILMA requires that government and public entities remove impediments across all economic sectors. The Agreement is comprehensive, applying to all government measures (e.g., legislation, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, etc.) affecting trade, investment and labour mobility.

Specifically, TILMA obligates public entities to ensure there are:

  • No obstacles: government standards and regulations cannot restrict or impair trade, investment or labour mobility between the two provinces.
  • Non-discrimination: there will be no preferential treatment of a province's people, investments and goods, except for justified actual cost-of-service differences.

Special provisions have been established for certain economic sectors covering investment, business subsidies, labour mobility, procurement, energy, and transportation. Although the Agreement has special provisions that define particular obligations in certain sectors, the breadth of its coverage covers trade, investment and labour mobility in all economic sectors.

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