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February 6, 2014

Amendments to Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

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On December 31, 2013, amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations came into effect. These amendments:

  1. Introduced new compliance tests and prerequisites that employers must meet before hiring temporary foreign workers; and
  2. gave government officers expanded powers to verify compliance with the Regulations, including the power to conduct warrantless searches on employer premises.
In June 2013, HRMAM sent a submission on these amendments to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. To learn more, click here


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