CBTU Response to Federal Government’s Request for Comments on Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Jul 24, 2019

Recently, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) requested written comments from all interested parties on a proposal to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (the Regulations) to introduce authorities for the issuance of occupation-specific work permits under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, on the basis of an assessment provided by ESDC. The intent of this proposal would be to provide greater labour mobility to foreign workers, enabling them to leave their employer for a new one in their occupation who is approved to hire foreign workers, without the requirement to apply for a new work permit.The CBTU submitted a response to the request, which you can find here: CBTU TFW Submission.