IMPACT – LOW
Recently announced changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program will primarily affect companies that employ low-skilled workers and will not impact companies bringing high-skilled foreign workers in professional or managerial positions to Canada.
Background: The changes are the first in a series of reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and are consistent with recommendations made in September by a Parliamentary committee. The government said other changes recommended by the committee would be forthcoming in the new year.
BAL Analysis: While the changes significantly impact many employers with low-wage foreign workers, they will have little effect on companies employing high-skilled foreign workers. BAL will continue following immigration-related events in Canada in the new year, including any other changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
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