Ensuring Canadians are first in line for available jobs
OTTAWA, Dec. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Employment and Social Development Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, and Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, announced further changes today stemming from the ongoing review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
The Government of Canada continues to reform the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to ensure that Canadians are always first in line for available jobs, while ensuring temporary foreign workers are protected.For more information on the new regulations, visit: www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/foreign_workers/notices/reg_change.shtml Quick facts As announced in Canada's Economic Action Plan 2013, the Government is introducing regulatory and administrative changes that will:
- provide the Government with the authority to conduct inspections to make sure employers are meeting the conditions of the program;
- allow the Government to ban non-compliant employers from the program for two years and immediately add their names to a public "black list"
- strengthen criteria for assessing Labour Market Opinion (LMO) and work permit applications; and
- provide the Government with the authority to revoke or suspend LMOs, or refuse to process LMO applications, and to revoke and refuse to process work permits, when necessary.