Summer’s gone but new legislation lingers

B.C. a hotbed of legislation, but HR professionals from coast-to-coast have new laws to deal with
By Marcia McDougall
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/02/2002

Employers in Western Canada have a number of legislative changes and proposals to absorb, especially in British Columbia where the Liberal government is particularly active, rewriting labour laws. Nationally, companies transferring employees internationally have new rules to follow.

Federal

The big HR news out of Ottawa is Immigration and Refugee Protection Act amendments that took effect June 28. The amendments include altering the point system under which skilled worker immigrants are evaluated for entry into Canada, the administrative structure for allowing temporary foreign workers entry, and employer obligations and requirements for sponsoring entry. For a detailed report on the HR implications of immigration act changes, click on the related articles link below.