Human Resources Legislative Update
Federal Government Introduces New Temporary Foreign Worker Regulations
Date: August 20, 2010
On August 18, 2010, the federal government published new regulations applicable to temporary foreign workers (“TFWs”) under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
The Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Temporary Foreign Workers) are designed to protect TFWs and minimize their exploitation by employers and third-party agents by amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to impose stringent new guidelines and restrictions upon the employment of such workers by Canadian employers.