HRSDC Changes Minimum Advertising Requirements

May 15, 2013: Earlier this month, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) updated the minimum advertising requirements for NOC level ‘0’ (Executives/Managers) and ‘A’ (Professional) positions. These new requirements must now be followed for eligible labour market opinions (LMOs). In order to meet the requirements, employers should conduct recruitment activities consistent with the respective […]

Changes to Canadian Foreign Skilled Workers Program Take Effect May 4th, 2013

May 3, 2013: In April, the Canadian Federal Government announced changes to the Foreign Skilled Workers Program (FSW) which take effect May 4th, 2013. Among these changes include an updated eligibility list, new minimum language proficiency requirements, and a list of organizations designated to perform assessments of educational credentials. The three streams for applicants that […]

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Did The Federal Government Drop The Ball?

May 3, 2013 As most will know, within the last few weeks the Temporary Foreign Worker Program has attracted a lot of negative attention, originally sparked by a complaint accusing RBC of replacing Canadian workers under the program. This was not an entirely accurate or nuanced portrayal of the situation, and that original report has […]

Harper Government Announces Reforms to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

May 1, 2013: Earlier this week, the Canadian government announced new restrictions for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Several of these changes are effective immediately, while more details are expected in the coming days. Of these changes, the Accelerated Labour Market Opinion (A-LMO) program has been suspended. It is not clear, however, if the […]