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Temporary Foreign Worker Program – New Tools and Updates on Compliance 

The Government of Canada has provided some important compliance-related information for the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFW Program) stakeholders. New: Updated Compliance Information for Employers   Service Canada has updated Appendix D of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) positive decision letter. In this updated appendix, employers will find information about their obligations as users of […]

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Reminder: Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW Program) Changes Effective Today

The Government of Canada has shared a reminder that, effective today, May 1st, 2024, certain measures under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW Program) Workforce Solutions Road Map will not be renewed, as communicated in the March 21, 2024, announcement. For Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) applications received beginning today:  Furthermore, effective today, asylum seekers with

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TFW Program: End of Several Workforce Solutions Road Map Measures

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW Program) aims to enable Canadian employers to address labour and skills shortages on a temporary basis when Canadians and permanent residents are not available, while protecting workers in Canada, including temporary foreign workers.   In April 2022, the Government launched the TFW Program Workforce Solutions Road Map that introduced temporary

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Recognized Employer Pilot (REP) Eligibility Flexibility  

The Government of Canada has provided a key update on new flexibility to the eligibility criteria of the Recognized Employer Pilot (REP) of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program.   Repeat employers under the REP have been defined as employers who have received a minimum of three positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) decisions in the

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Annual Update to Wages Posted on Job Bank 

The Government of Canada has provided additional information around its extension and modification of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map Measures. The announcement offers information on the forthcoming update to Job Bank wage rates, as well as a reminder about the employer’s responsibility with respect to the wages of temporary foreign workers.     

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map Measures Extended and Modified

The Government of Canada is adapting to current labour market conditions by extending and modifying measures in the TFW Program Workforce Solutions Road Map, launched in April 2022. These measures, which were set to expire on October 30, 2023, have been extended and are now in effect until August 30, 2024.    Measures include:    The seven sectors are:

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Recognized Employer Pilot Addresses Labour Shortages, Protects Workers

On August 8, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Official Languages, announced the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Recognized Employer Pilot (REP). This three-year initiative is intended to help employers address current labour shortages across many sectors and occupations, create greater stability in the economy, and build a stronger Canadian workforce for

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Secure Futures: New MOU Links Skilled Refugees and Tourism Employers

Tourism HR Canada is pleased to announce it has signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), an implementing partner of the Government of Canada’s Economic Mobility Pathway Pilot (EMPP). Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) envisions a world where forcibly displaced people can use their skills and talents to move to secure

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Temporary Foreign Workers and Work Stoppages

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has shared the following information to help employers understand their responsibilities towards temporary foreign workers affected by work stoppage situations, as it relates to their obligations under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Program requirements stipulate that employers hiring temporary foreign workers must provide these workers with full-time work, defined

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