IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Apr 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

 On 1 April 2011 changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program came into effect. According to a "backgrounder" document circulated by the Canadian government the following changes were introduced:
1. More demanding assessments of the "genuineness" of a job offer.
2. A two year ban on employers from hiring temporary foreign workes who fail to meet their commitments to employees in regard to compensation and working conditions.
3. A four year limit on the length of time a foreign temporary worker may be employed in Canada before returning to their home country. The foreigner must then wait another four years before attempting to regain entry to the Canadian work force.

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