This report covers new recruitment requirements for employers in Canada hiring certain temporary foreign workers.
Effective August 28, 2017, employers in Canada hiring temporary foreign workers through the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process will need to comply with new recruitment requirements. One thing to highlight is that the new recruitment requirement applicable to the “regular” LMIA process will apply to both the high-wage and low-wage streams.1 Special LMIA streams such as the Global Talent Scheme (GTS) and the Agriculture Stream continue to have their own recruitment requirements.
It appears that Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) implemented changes tied to hiring through LMIA and enforcement processes in response to the observations and recommendations contained in the 2017 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada. Given the new requirements, ESDC will exercise greater scrutiny in its review process and employers should also be prepared for additional compliance obligations.
The changes will mean:
Read the full report, “Labour Market Impact Assessment: New Recruitment Requirements; Stricter Review Process," (PDF 219 KB) in e-Alert (08/2017), a publication of KPMG Law LLP in Canada (a KPMG International member firm in Canada).
* Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services. However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters.
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