While a number of changes continue to be made to the Temporary Foreign Worker program, foreign workers and their employers are seeing the effects of changes from made to permanent residency deadlines in 2011. That year, Canada’s federal government changed the rules around how long temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs could stay in the country without permanent residency, setting the limit at four years. April 1, 2015 was the […]
On November 20, Gordon Maynard of the Vancouver Immigration Law firm Maynard Kischer Stojicevic shared his insights into Division 24 of Bill C-43 with the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Division 24 of Bill C-43 makes amendments to the the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, including authorizing the publishing of names of employers who have been found guilty of certain offences against the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.
Once again, the issue of temporary foreign workers in B.C. has captured the attention of the media, this time with a focus on American workers. The Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s most widely read news sources, recently reported on a case involving a British Columbia trade union that claims the work permits of eight Americans working on a cogeneration plant near Mackenzie aren’t legally valid.
Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program continues to gain media attention, as the food service industry has now been suspended from using the program. A recent scandal, which arose out of complaints about the hiring practices of a McDonald’s franchisee, led Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney to call for an investigation into the way the Temporary Foreign Worker program is used by industries like food services.