Important Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Regulations


On April 1, 2011, amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will come into force. These amendments will significantly affect employers who employ temporary foreign workers. Employers should review their existing temporary foreign worker arrangements to ensure they will not be denied the opportunity to employ temporary foreign

workers in the future. It is particularly important to ensure that the terms of employment that were proposed in previous work permit applications have not been substantially altered without obtaining a new work permit. This document discusses three key regulatory changes.

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