The federal government of Canada has moved moves to cut the time taken for foreign workers who are temporary to be permitted to commence new jobs to support employers amidst the crisis due to corona virus.
Overseas workers who are in Canada already with new job offers backed by Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) will get consent to commence the employment while their job permit request is administered, under the new public policy that was published on May 12 this Tuesday.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) opine that the change will decrease a development that usually takes ten weeks down through to ten days.
This novel policy focusses to free the TFWs who had been laid from their employment in Canada because of COVID-19 & be employed in industries wherever there is a shortage.
Lack of employees in food processing & health care & agriculture can damage Canada’s health-care and food security service capability.
“The novel policy that we are declaring will make Canadian businesses recruit workers that they require and support unemployed employees to commit to the economy of Canada during this global pandemic,” remarked Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino.
For meeting the requirements, TFW must:
- Reside in Canada possessing a valid status
- Possess employer-specific employment permit or should have been employed under a job permit exemption.
- Apply for a fresh job permit with the binding employment offer under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) or the International Mobility Program.
Claimant thereafter must send an application to IRCC, of which shall be analyzed in ten days & if accepted, mean that they will be able to commence their job.
IRCC clarified that there are little modifications to the employer’s role in the procedure for hiring overseas employees.
An employer requires a positive & valid LMIA, mention the employee in a post on LMIA, & inform Service Canada. For the LMIA-exempt condition that is employer-specific an employment offer shall be made via the IMP.