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  • Revisions to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    Recent controversy over one of Canada’s largest banks’ inappropriate use of the temporary foreign worker program is having further fallout. Yesterday, Canada’s  Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism yesterday announced the following immediate and future modifications to the program: Immediate removal of previously implemented provisions allowing wage flexibility, thereby requiring […]

    Date Posted: April 30, 2013 Posted In: Labour Market Opinion
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  • Agricultural Stream Labour Market Opinions

    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada today announced changes to the Agricultural Stream of the Pilot Project for Occupations Requiring Lower Levels of Formal Training. The program, now referred to simply as the Agricultural Stream, was formerly limited to lower skilled (NOC C, D) primary agricultural occupations in specific commodities (see below), the program has been expanded […]

    Date Posted: July 31, 2012 Posted In: Labour Market Opinion
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  • Removal of Name in Labour Market Opinion

    Due to privacy concerns, Service Canada (HRSDC) Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Confirmations and Annexes will no longer necessarily carry the name of the foreign worker approved therein. In some cases, where privacy concerns are not an issue, officials may include the name of the foreign worker in the notes in the case, this is not […]

    Date Posted: June 05, 2011 Posted In: Labour Market Opinion
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  • IT Worker Program Extended in BC

    For most provinces in Canada, the Facilitated Processing of Information Technology Workers program ended on September 30 2010. However, the provinces of Quebec and Alberta maintained the program until March 31 2011. Quebec has now terminated this program as well, but the province of British Columbia has announced that it will extend the program once […]

    Date Posted: May 16, 2011 Posted In: Uncategorized
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  • Revisions to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    On April 1 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada implemented changes announced in 2010 which constitute a significant increase in the level of scrutiny that applications in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) will be subject to. Officials reviewing applications, including HRSDC; CIC; and CBSA, now have more power and obligation to evaluate the job offer, […]

    Date Posted: April 02, 2011 Posted In: Temporary Work Permits
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