ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Jan 2011

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

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 20 Jan 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

Under a policy clarification adopted on January 20, 2011 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, which took effect immediately, independent contractors can qualify to work in Canada as intracompany transferees provided that they have worked exclusively for the employer abroad as a contractor for at least one year in the preceding three years in an executive, senior managerial or specialized knowledge capacity, according to. Under the policy, a foreign entity may transfer a foreign national employee to a parent, subsidiary, branch, or affiliate business in Canada for a temporary assignment if that foreign national has been employed for at least one year within the preceding three years for the entity abroad in an executive or senior managerial position or in a position involving specialized knowledge and will work in one of those categories in Canada.

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