GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES HELP FOR EMPLOYERS IN CANADA TO MEET LABOUR NEEDS
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced new measures to support employers in critical sectors, such as agriculture and health care, to meet their on-going labour needs by allowing temporary foreign workers already in Canada to return to work quickly.
While this policy is in place, a worker who is already in Canada and has secured a new job offer, typically backed by a labour market test, can get approval to start working in their new job, even while their work permit application is being fully processed. This will cut what can often take 10 weeks or more, down to 10 days or less.
As part of Canada’s whole-of-government approach, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will continue to look for ways to support the economy and protect the health and safety of Canadians during the COVID-19 outbreak.