Three top highlights from Major Overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program

June 27, 2014: A number of alerts and information pieces have been released with regards to the government’s major overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. This article focuses on just three important points that are most pertinent to those Canadian companies that support global assignees with comprehensive relocation benefits. For more complete articles we […]

Bulletin 575 and its effect on Specialized Knowledge ICT’s

June 20, 2014: Those responsible for global mobility to Canada should be aware that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) released Operational Bulletin 575 on June 9, 2014, which provides expanded guidance to officers who process work permit applications for Intra-Company Transferees (ICT) applying under the Specialized Knowledge Labour Market Opinion (LMO) exemption category. The rules, […]

Foreign Students new automatic work authorizations can benefit employers and assignees

June 12, 2014: Just two weeks ago on June 1, 2014, study permit holders in Canada who are enrolled in academic, vocational or professional training programs of six months or longer will be automatically authorized to work. This does create benefits for employers with global mobility programs bringing assignees or permanent transfers to Canada, as […]

Negative Changes to Dependent Child Eligibility Might Require Fast Action by Human Resources

July 7, 2014: The Canadian Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is revising the definition of a dependent child. This change will have negative impacts on those companies that have global assignees inbound to Canada with older dependent children. Previously, the definition of dependent children extended to those under twenty-two (22) years of age who were […]