Canada: significant changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

On 20th June 2014, the Canadian Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The reforms include reorganising the TFWP into two distinct programs, restricting access to the TFWP to help ensure Canadians are first in line for available jobs and introducing stronger enforcement and tougher penalties for non-compliance. Detailed information is available on the website of Employment and Social Development Canada.