This GMS Flash Alert reports on the new federal government’s 2016 Immigration Levels Plan.
On March 8, 2016, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) released details on the federal government’s 2016 Immigration Levels Plan.1 The Plan illustrates the Liberal government’s commitment to welcome more newcomers to Canada.
There are several important effects on employers and the foreign workers they are bringing into/sending to Canada of the government’s various plans. For example:
The government of Canada has announced that it intends to undertake a coast-to-coast review of the Foreign Worker Program by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.
Employers will have an opportunity to provide input as the current rules with respect to Labour Market Impact Assessment are, in some circumstances, extremely demanding with significant penalties for non-compliance.
1 See the March 8, 2016 government of Canada news release.
For more details, see “Canada’s 2016 Immigration Levels Plan & New Initiatives: A Corporate Perspective,” in e-Alert (2016/03), published by the KPMG International member firm in Canada.
For assistance with immigration-related matters pertaining to Canada, please contact your local qualified immigration counsel*, or the following immigration professional with the KPMG International member firm in Canada:
Howard Greenberg, Partner-Immigration, KPMG Law, Canada
Tel.: +1-416-943-0288 x224
* KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services.
The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Canada.
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