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As Global Mobility Increases So Does Enforcement Of Immigration And Labour Laws

As global trade increases, so does the movement of labour between jurisdictions.  This is because companies increasingly require skilled labour to support growth in both emerging and high growth markets.  The rising demand for mobile labour is reflected in the rapid increase of global assignees over the past 10 years.  This trend is only expected to continue in the coming…

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Yukon Government launches program to expedite the entry of foreign workers

The Yukon Government has just launched a 1 year pilot program aimed at expediting the entry of foreign workers into the Territory.  The Government has specifically promised to work with employers to help them secure foreign labour where they cannot find Canadians or permanent residents to fill the roles. The program will aim to process…

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Rules and Regulations Governing the Hiring of Foreign Workers Tightening

Canada has always been a country characterized by immigration.  While there has been a consistently steady stream of individuals coming from all over the world, what have changed are the avenues available to enter the country. Increasingly immigrants are likely to have first worked in Canada under a temporary work permit.  This is because the…

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Canada to pay price for its low production of babies: Time to look abroad

For years the Canadian public has been warned about the coming retirement of the so-called Baby Boomers.  The concern has been that the supply of young people entering the labour market has been dropping precipitously just as the wave of Baby Boomer retirees quickly approaches. It appears that the day of reckoning is upon us. …

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Federal Government Cuts Employment Insurance Benefits to Temporary Foreign Workers

The Federal Government recently announced cuts to special rules that provided pregnancy, parental and compassionate care Employment Insurance benefits to temporary foreign workers.  The cuts took effect on December 9th, 2012 and are expected to immediately affect approximately 1,900 temporary foreign workers. Temporary foreign workers are provided work permits which describe both the time period…

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