Immigration and Citizenship
Introducing: BC’s Temporary Foreign Workers Registry
Effective December 15, 2020, the BC Government has rolled out a new requirement for all British Columbian employers looking to hire temporary foreign workers.
Discrimination based on Citizenship: New HRTO Decision Addresses the Convergence of Immigration and Employment Law
UPDATE: In a 2-1 decision, the majority of the Divisional Court of Ontario (the “Court”) overturned a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“Tribunal”) decision which determined that permanent residency is intrinsically included under the protected ground of citizenship.
New Trade Agreement Makes Canada More Accessible to Foreign Professionals
On December 30, 2018 the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”) came into force presenting new opportunities for facilitating the temporary entry of “business persons” into Canada from 10 signatory countries in the Asia-Pacific Region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
Global Skills Strategy and Short-Term Work Permit Exemptions
In June 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) guaranteed faster processing for certain work permit applications.
Promote Your Seasonal Jobs to International Mobile Young Workers
Do you have lots of seasonal jobs to fill? Promote your jobs to international youth who have Canadian Working Holiday Visas in hand and are eager to come to BC to travel and work for you!
Hiring Young, International Talent: LMIAs Not Required
Hiring international mobile youth is a good alternative to address your labour needs. The Canadian government has bilateral reciprocal agreements with countries around the world to allow exchange of youth to work and/or study abroad. There are three types of work permits for international young workers: Working Holiday Program (WHP), Young Professional (YP) and International Co-op.
Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt From an LMIA
In February 2015, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) set out new requirements for the issuance of work permits under the International Mobility Program.
Do International Students Need a Work Permit?
Question: I am a Manager in a hotel and have had a couple of foreign students who have recently graduated from a BC college or university tell me that they can come and work for me. All I need to do is to offer them a job and they will get a work permit. I have… Continue reading Do International Students Need a Work Permit?
Temporary Foreign Workers Program Updates
The Federal government has recently updated and added to the available Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”) streams.
Mobilité Francophone: How BC Tourism And Hospitality Employers Can Recruit Skilled Talent From Brussels
Struggling to hire service supervisors, managers or other specialized service occupations (e.g. Chefs, Cooks, Bakers, Executive Housekeepers, F&B Supervisors, F&B Managers, etc.)? Mobilité Francophone may be of interest to you and Actiris Brussels can assist.