Is it, or isn’t it, work? (Guest commentary)

Federal Court ruling involving foreign worker at Edmonton auto dealer underlines importance of work permits
By Sergio Karas
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/08/2007

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and its regulations have been in effect since 2002 and provide more flexibility to hire foreign workers than previous immigration legislation.

However, employers should plan carefully when considering international relocations to avoid the pitfalls that plague the system, including misunderstandings about who can work in Canada and for how long, delays at visa processing posts overseas and compliance with Service Canada requirements for obtaining labour market opinions (LMOs).

Definition of ‘work’