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Do I require an eTA or Temporary Resident Visa (visitor visa) to work in Canada?

The answer depends on the citizenship of the foreign worker. Some foreign nationals require an eTA or visitor visa to be authorized to travel to Canada. Therefore, foreign workers from…

I did not apply to extend my work permit prior to the expiry date. What are my options?

You may be eligible to restore your status as a temporary worker if you meet the following requirements: Submit an application to restore your status within 90 days of the…

Can an employer ask a foreign worker to forfeit and/or contract out of his/her rights?

No. A foreign worker cannot agree to or contract out of his/her rights as prescribed under either the Employment Standards Act, 2000 or the Employment Protections for Foreign Nationals Act,…

What is the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009?

Ontario’s Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 (the “EPFNA”) provides key rights and obligations for recruiters, employers, and foreign workers. Specifically, the EPFNA applies to foreign nationals who work…

Am I required to complete a medical exam to obtain a work permit in Canada?

The answer depends on the following factors: Whether you wish to work in a sector where the protection of public health is a priority, including professions in healthcare, childcare, or…

Can I apply for a work permit at the port of entry?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions the Government of Canada has put in place in response, including the closure of the Canadian border, most foreign nationals…

What types of activities are considered “work”?

Work may be any activity that you are either: Paid to do; or You are not paid, but it is a job you would either: Normally be paid for; or…

Am I required to report the termination of a temporary foreign worker?

The answer depends on the type of application that was made and the work permit that was issued. Specifically, terminations must be reported if a foreign worker is issued a…

I am a foreign worker who has been fired. Do I need to leave Canada immediately?

Generally, no. When a foreign worker has their employment terminated, he/she is generally entitled to remain in Canada until the expiry of his/her work permit. The termination itself does not…