Canada- Important Notice re Ongoing Compliance Obligations of Employers Employing Foreign Workers

Posted on May 12, 2023

Please be advised that new employer compliance obligations are in effect for the employment of foreign workers which include the following:   For the International Mobility Program, which includes intra-company transfers, employers should ensure to: Provide the foreign worker with… Read more »

Canada- Medical exams for visitors, students and workers

Posted on May 4, 2023

The Canadian government has put in place a temporary public policy for immigration medical exams (IMEs) until October 6, 2024. Individuals that completed an IME within 5 years of submitting their new application must include the IME number (or the unique medical identifier… Read more »

Canada: Canadian Public Workers on Strike-Immigration Impacted

Posted on April 25, 2023

The Public Service Alliance of Canada declared a general strike beginning Wednesday, April 19th. As a result, bargaining groups representing 159,000 public servants are on strike. During this labor disruption, certain services may be delayed or not delivered at all…. Read more »

Canada- Family Members of TFWs Policies

Posted on December 9, 2022

In order to address labor shortages throughout Canada, the Canadian government announced the extension of work permits to family members of temporary foreign workers. Starting in January 2023, through a temporary 2-year measure, Canada will expand eligibility to work in… Read more »

Canada-ESDC to Update Canadian Median Wage Requirements

Posted on November 15, 2022

The Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the entity in charge of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has announced that it will be updating the figures for the ‘Median Wage’ during the week of November 14. The median prevailing… Read more »

Canada- Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinated travelers

Posted on September 27, 2022

Effective October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements will end for travelers entering Canada. This includes vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements for those traveling by land, air, or sea. Until then, find out if you… Read more »

Canada – Resumption of Random COVID testing at Canadian Airports

Posted on August 2, 2022

In June 2022, the government of Canada temporarily suspended random COVID testing for arriving passengers at Canadian airports. As of Tuesday, July 19, the government reinstituted such random testing for arrivals in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and Montreal. However, testing will be… Read more »

Canada-Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map Introduced

Posted on April 19, 2022

On April 4, the Canadian government announced the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program Workforce Solutions Road Map, which is intended to improve the TFWP for both employers and foreign workers. Why This Matters? This announcement demonstrates that the Canadian Government… Read more »

Canada- Canadian Immigration Fees Increasing

Posted on April 19, 2022

Effective April 30, 2022, application fees for all permanent residence matters will be increasing. These fees will include categories such as family class, business classes, humanitarian classes, and permit holders, and most importantly for those who deal with foreign workers… Read more »

Canada- Entry to Canada Will No Longer Require a Pre-Arrival COVID Test

Posted on March 30, 2022

Effective April 1, the Canadian government announced that fully vaccinated travelers do not need a pre-entry COVID-19 test to enter Canada. Important things to remember: ▪ COVID tests upon arrival will still be administered sporadically, and those with positive test… Read more »