On 27 October 2016, a new deal between Canada and the European Union was concluded to encourage talented Canadian researchers to join European Research Council (ERC) teams in Europe.
This deal will help Canadian scientists undertake research visits in Europe, temporarily becoming part of a team funded by the ERC - the first European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. The first initiative of this kind was signed in 2012 with the USA and agreements then followed with funding bodies in Korea, Argentina, Japan, China, South Africa, Mexico and very recently Brazil. These efforts are part of the Commission's policy of making European research and innovation Open to the World.
More information: https://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/press_release/files/ERC-Highlight-Canada-agreement.pdf