Time to examine relocation policies in light of pending immigration changes

By Howard D. Greenberg
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/27/2001

Canadian immigration laws are changing. New rules give the government more complex tools for managing and controlling the system. HR professionals can expect a number of changes that will affect both sending employees abroad and bringing workers to Canada.

On Feb. 21, 2001, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act was introduced in Parliament and it has, in a relatively short period of time, passed two readings in the House of Commons. It is presently under active consideration by the Standing Committee responsible for immigration matters and it’s expected that the legislation will receive royal assent by this summer.

This new bill is the most comprehensive change to immigration law in 25 years. It is considered “framework legislation” that sets out the principals and components of the immigration program.