Guberman & Appleby | Immigration Lawyers

Guberman // Appleby Update

Canadian and US immigration lawyers

We hope you find the information provided relevant to your immigration needs. Our objective is to highlight recent changes in immigration that are of interest to our readers.  If you have specific questions relating to this update, feel free to contact us at info@gaimmlaw.com

Today’s topics:

  1. Regulatory Changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations impacting those who hire Temporary Foreign Workers, effective September 26, 2022
  2. Upcoming speaking engagements
  3. Our new emails
  4. On site or virtual immigration seminars

Regulatory Changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations impacting those who hire Temporary Foreign Workers, effective September 26, 2022

As of September 26, 2022, employers who hire Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada under any of the International Mobility Program work permit categories (IE. a non-Labour Market Impact Assessment based work permit) will be subject to an enhanced compliance regime and requirements around employment agreements.  On that date, all of the following is required:

i) On or before the first day of work, the temporary foreign worker must be provided with information about their rights in Canada

ii) Throughout the period of employment, the employer must continue to make the information about their rights available to the temporary foreign worker by posting same in an accessible location (physical or virtual)

iii) There must be an employment agreement signed and dated by the temporary foreign worker and the employer prior to submitting an offer of employment to the Employer Portal

iv) The work place must be abuse free

v) No recruitment fees relating to the temporary foreign worker can be recovered at anytime before, after, during the period of employment

vi) The employer must provide access to health care services if the temporary foreign worker is injured/becomes ill at work.

Consequences for a violation can include a warning letter, a fine, a ban from the temporary worker program for a period of time or a combination of these consequences.

Upcoming speaking engagements

Lainie M. Appleby will be speaking at the Women in Agribusiness Conference in Dallas, Texas on September 27, 2022

Joel S. Guberman and Lainie M. Appleby will speaking on border crossing issues at an onsite a customized client seminar on October 20, 2022.

Our new emails

Please be mindful of our new email formula:  first info@gaimmlaw.com Thank you!

On site or Virtual immigration seminars

Guberman // Appleby Immigration Lawyers is always available to tailor an immigration seminar that addresses the needs of your company or organization. We are happy to visit you at your premises or present virtually. Please contact us to discuss this opportunity.

If you would like to meet with one of our immigration lawyers to discuss your specific Canadian or US immigration queries, we are happy to advise.