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Whenever there is a shortage of labors across various industries, Canadian employers do not mind hiring workers coming from across the world. In fact, the law of the country allows employers to fill up the vacancies so that the work does not come to a halt in the want of labors.
Rising number of foreign workers
In order to meet the labor demands and fill up the openings across various industries, employers in Canada have been recruiting immigrants. And this has led to a large rise in the number of temporary foreign workers. Citizenship and immigration Canada published a report on the rise in number of immigrants which shows that in 1988 there were 100,000 temporary foreign workers. Now, in 2012, this number has reached a figure of 350,000. This rise is only between a periods of a little more than two decades.
Obligations to be met by the employers
In a recent decision made by the Government, the employers need to meet a set of criteria, before and while hiring foreign workers. Those who do not follow the given rules by the Government should get prepared to face results accordingly. The obligations are mentioned below:
The known fact is that an employer in Canada needs to maintain a set of rules to employ temporary foreign workers. And a set of rules are supposed to be followed while hiring immigrants as temporary foreign workers too.
• If an employer makes any change in the number of working hours or salary or any such change which would affect the employee coming from a foreign land, then it is to be done in writing through proper channel.
• Employers must ensure that they hire only those foreign workers who a requisite authorization, this would be a strong evidence that the employee is allowed and eligible to work in Canada.
• An employer must make verification on foreign worker so that he can issue “Offer of employment” without any hassle.
• An employer should submit accurate and true documents regarding a temporary foreign worker. Any kind of wrong expectation would make the employer face serious charges against him.
The fate of not meeting the criteria by the employers
When an employer is found to be in non-compliance of the rules for hiring foreign workers, then his application and request for hiring them later could be rejected.
He may also be banned from hiring any temporary foreign worker for a minimum of two years’ time.
He may also be enlisted with barred employers in this section.
Employers need to work more carefully than they did before. All this while CIC and the Government ensured that the vacancies in the country are first filled up by the Canadians and then an employer can seek foreign support to fill them up. But, now, with new rules in place the employers even need to make sure that they play a fair game with the foreign workers too. Failing to meet the criteria could be detrimental for their own business.