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Foreign workers are entitled to termination pay and severance pay, where applicable, as outlined under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Further, subject to what may be stated in a written employment contract, a foreign worker may be entitled to reasonable notice as prescribed by the common law.

Foreign workers, particularly workers with status that is tied to a specific employer, may be entitled to a notice period that is longer than what would have been owed if the employee was not a foreign worker.

Foreign workers may also be able to pursue punitive or aggravated damages based on their employment experience and the behaviour of the former employer.

If your employment has been terminated and you would like advice on your severance entitlements and the impact the termination has had on your status in Canada, please contact Toronto immigration and employment lawyersSultan Lawyers at (416) 214-5111 or via email at mlahert@sultanlawyers.com.