New fines announced for non-compliant employers of foreign workers
The federal government introduced new legislation on 28 March 2014 paving the way for monetary penalties for employers who do not comply with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)
First cases of suspended and revoked LMOs listed on ESDC website
Employment and Skills Development Canada (ESDC) has suspended and revoked Labour Market Opinions (LMOs) for three employers.
H-1B cap has been reached
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that the H-1B cap was reached during the first five business days of filing, starting 1 April 2014, when approximately 172,500 petitions were received.
Updated Permanent Residence caps and occupations lists with express entry on the horizon
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced new annual caps for the Economic Class Permanent Residence (PR) categories, effective 1 May 2014.
New policy guidelines toughening Intra-Company Transfer Work Permits for Specialized Knowledge Workers
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued a new operational bulletin to guide officers assessing Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Specialized Knowledge Work Permit applications.