ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Feb 2011

In February 2011, the government of Canada announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Citizenship and Immigration Canada. (2011). Operational Bulletin 260 - 5 January 2011. Available at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/manuals/bulletins/2011/ob260.asp


Inception date: 01 Feb 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

As of 1 February 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada raised minimum salary requirements for IT professionals who seek to work in British Columbia or Quebec by 25 percent or more depending on the exact occupation.
 
The CIC thereby undercuts the efforts by the two regions to attract foreign IT professionals through an extension of the Labor Market Opinion exemption. The two regions had received a waiver when the exemption was abolished on the national level in October 2010 (see related measure).

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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