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The new TFW Regulations in practice – Is your company complying with the new requirements?

On April 1, 2011, new regulations came into effect under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) imposing tougher rules for employers, including:

  • A new 2-year ban for employers on hiring TFWs where the employer has failed in the past to provide employment terms that are “substantially the same” as set out in an employment offer
  • The publication of a blacklist on a government public website of the names of employers who violate the rule to provide“substantially the same” employment and fail to rectify the violation
  • A 4-year employment cap on most categories of TFWs, after which the worker cannot be issued a TFW permit until four years have passed since the TFW reached the cap.

On Thursday June 9, leading Immigration lawyers Stephen Green (add link on web pages only to bio) and Evan Green (add link on web pages only to bio), of Green and Spiegel LLP, will review the new rules in detail and provide practical strategies for compliance. Among the issues to be discussed are:

  • What are the practical implications for employers?
  • How can employers ensure they comply with the new regulations?
  • What guidance has been given concerning the interpretation of the new provisions by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Service Canada?

For more details or to register, click below.

This program can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Please note that these CPD hours are not accredited for the New Member Requirement.