To support funding, Infrastructure Canada (on behalf of the Government of Canada) worked closely with Canada`s 13 provinces and territories to negotiate and sign funding agreements. Agreements have been signed with the provinces and territories on the following funds: The provinces and territories provide federal funds under the National Housing Strategy and cover costs through bilateral agreements with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The new bilateral agreements signed with the provinces and territories are presented below. Infrastructure Canada has signed new long-term infrastructure agreements with all provincial and territorial partners to make unprecedented investments in public transit, green infrastructure, recreational, cultural and community infrastructure, as well as in rural and northern communities. Canada negotiates bilateral free trade agreements with the following countries and trading blocs: An agreement on the promotion and protection of foreign investment (FIPA) is an agreement to encourage foreign investment. Canada and Belgium are two officially multilingual countries with federal political systems. For many years, our countries have enjoyed excellent bilateral relations based on bonds of friendship and trust, as well as shared values of freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, openness and tolerance. These agreements are consistent with the new vision of housing under the National Housing Strategy, and are more flexible and consistent with the expected results. The multilateral framework sets out a common vision for housing and lays the groundwork for bilateral agreements on the implementation of important initiatives in the national housing strategy. Canada is regularly referred to as a trading nation, with total trade accounting for more than two-thirds of its GDP (the second highest level in the G7 after Germany).   Of all of this trade, approximately 75% are wiretapped with countries that are part of free trade agreements with Canada, particularly with the United States through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At the end of 2014, bilateral trade in Canada reached $1 trillion for the first time.  Federal NHS funds and equivalent resources made available through bilateral agreements with the CMHC. If there is a recruitment requirement (i.e. a certain period of stay discontinuous in accordance with the agreement), the discontinuous stay is calculated from the expiry of the first work permit. CETA is a modern and progressive agreement for free and fair trade, with high standards, that respects the common values between Canada and the European Union, including Belgium. On July 6, 2017, the Minister of Infrastructure and Municipalities addressed the provinces and territories to take the next steps and begin negotiations to cooperate with them to quickly conclude these important agreements. You can read the Minister`s letters here: candidates are allowed to participate under bilateral agreement 2. A repetition category is allowed if the sum of the 2 entries is within the total 18-month limit. International Co-op (Inter-Institutional Agreement on Work Studies) In 2019, imports of Canadian products from Belgium were estimated at nearly $5 billion. Among the most important sectors were mineral oils and fuels, organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, motor vehicles (including parts) and machinery.
Canada`s two-way services trade with Belgium amounted to nearly $2.0 billion in 2019.