The federal government recently implemented a more stringent compliance regime which directly affects employers using a work permit stream to hire foreign talent in Canada. New compliance and enforcement regulations are here to stay, including the most recent introduction of Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) which took effect on December 1, 2015.
Stephanie MacIntosh advises on global mobility and compliance issues, working with multinational companies to establish employer compliance mechanisms and internal mobility policies. Stephanie provides strategic advice to key stakeholders, corporate counsel and HR personnel with respect to global mobility strategies and immigration eligibility requirements in order to secure appropriate immigration authorization for foreign professionals coming to Canada. She also coordinates with global immigration colleagues to facilitate the transfer of expatriates to jurisdictions outside Canada.
The Liberal Government recently introduced new immigration programs and initiatives in support of their stated mandate of promoting multilateralism. The Government has also highlighted the need to bolster security efforts within Canada and has introduced a new security requirement for certain foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air.
Canadian employers should be aware of the following developments: