Generally, a foreign worker is not required to secure a new work permit in the following circumstance:
- The companies (i.e., the original employer and the new employer) run the same type of business; and
- Work permit conditions remain unchanged, specifically the wages, job duties and work location.
If both criteria are not met, the foreign worker is required to secure a new work permit for the role.
Assuming the decision is to not proceed with a new work permit, it is strongly recommended that both companies secure and have readily available all documentation related to the merger or documentation in case of a compliance inspection.
If you are a foreign worker whose employer is merging or being acquired and would like assistance with understanding your specific matter, including in applying for a new work permit, please contact Toronto immigration and employment lawyers, Sultan Lawyers, at (416) 214-5111 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.