Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW)

Effective September 26, 2022, the following new amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations came into effect:

  • Employers must provide foreign national employees with a copy of the information about their rights in Canada in both official languages
  • Employers must provide a signed employment agreement to all TFW that outlines their working conditions
  • Employers must provide TFWs with a workplace free of abuse
  • Employers are prohibited from charging or recovering Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) processing fees TFWs
  • Employers have an obligation to protect the health and safety of TFWs
  • Employment and Social Development Canada can require documents related to TFWs from a third party, such as banks and payroll companies
  • Requests for LMIAs from employers suspected of non-compliance has been suspended
  • New assessments for employers applying for LMIAs have been introduced
  • Wage and labour dispute factors have been made stand-alone LMIA requirements
  • Employers must comply with provincial or territorial laws that regulate the employment and recruitment laws related to TFWs

More details are available here.

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