Canada to make major changes to temporary foreign worker regulations

Stricter rules for employers and more protections for employees could be forthcoming.

The Canadian government is proposing major changes to rules for temporary foreign workers, according to a recent article in the Canada Gazette.

Temporary workers come to Canada under one of two paths. The first is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This stream is for companies who want to hire non-Canadians for jobs that Canadian citizens or permanent residents are unwilling to do. The other is the International Mobility Program or IMP. This path allows foreigners to work in Canada at jobs even where there might be a Canadian available to do the job.