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Tag: Temporary Foreign Worker

13 Jan 2016

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: What is new?

Corporations sponsoring foreign workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) must meet specific requirements to hire foreign workers and uphold the conditions as set out in the employer immigration compliance rules, which came into force on December 1, 2015

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25 Mar 2014

The Most Recent Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Changes

As usual under the current Conservative government, the federal budget announced on February 11, 2014 included new limits to be placed on the TFWP (Temporary Foreign Worker Program). In the budget the government announced that it plans to limit and enforce the use of Temporary Foreign Workers by Canadian businesses.

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31 Dec 2013

New Employer Requirements for LMO-Based Work Permits Become Law December 31, 2013

Starting December 31, 2013, various amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) come into force, in addition to new Ministerial Instructions issued by the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) which impose additional obligations on employers under the LMO-based Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

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13 Jun 2013

Four Year Maximum Work Permit Duration

On April 1, 2011, the cumulative duration of work permits issued under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) was reduced to a four year maximum. The government’s primary goal in enacting this law was to prevent foreign workers who are working temporarily in Canada

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12 Jun 2013

On-Site Investigations of Employers and Foreign Worker Audits

On June 8, 2013, the government announced new regulations under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which would require employers who have hired foreign workers to maintain foreign worker records for a period of six years to demonstrate compliance with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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