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Working Remotely Outside of Canada: What You Should Know

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March came an abrupt shift towards remote work among Canadian businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has therefore not only transformed the workplace, but…

Employment for Foreign Workers, Pt. 1: Getting to Canada

This blog is the first in a three-part series called ‘Employment for Foreign Workers’.  Between January and April of 2020, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) issued over 33,000 work…

I Have a Work Permit and My Employment Was Terminated: Now What?

A little known fact is that Canada issues thousands of temporary work permits each year.  While many foreigners are granted open work permits (which provides permission to work for almost…

Post-Termination Options for Temporary Foreign Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the many governmental restrictions imposed in response, has had a dramatic impact on Canada’s temporary foreign worker immigration program. Employers and foreign workers have accordingly been…

Foreign Workers and Canada’s Economy

Canada relies heavily on temporary foreign workers and permanent residents to support the economy. Foreign workers have specifically supported Canada’s labour market in a wide range of areas including, but…

Immigration & Labour Mobility in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on Canada’s immigration and labour mobility policies. Many foreign nationals are currently prohibited from entering Canada until further notice. New travel policies and/or exemptions…

Are you a Foreign Worker Who Has Been Terminated? What You Need to Know

Temporary foreign workers are not immune to being terminated from their employment in the time of COVID-19. Below we discuss some key considerations if you are a temporary foreign worker…

Implied Status, SIN Numbers, & Avoiding Termination

COVID-19, the challenges to the economy, and the associated travel restrictions have brought into focus the intersection between employment and immigration laws. The following is intended to demystify some of…

Maintaining Food Security in COVID-19: Employers & the Agricultural Industry

The Canadian agricultural and food industry relies heavily on foreign labour to ensure the country has a reliable domestic supply of foodstuffs. Specifically, foreign workers have for decades supported Canada’s…