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Legal Corner

Many employers in Canada hire temporary foreign workers when they are unable to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents for job openings. In recent years, the government of Canada has engaged in stronger enforcement and has handed out tougher penalties for employers found non-compliant with their legal obligations to temporary foreign workers.

Through the use of what are called Employer Compliance Reviews, the government of Canada audits approximately one in four employers that hire temporary foreign workers for compliance with immigration laws every year.

Considering the potential impact of strict penalties for non-compliance, businesses that hire temporary foreign workers should be ready for an employer compliance review and should respond with the seriousness that these inspections deserve.

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