Episode 1: The Canadian Immigration Podcast

Top 10 things employers should be aware of regarding the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced on June 20, 2014.

This episode discussed the recent changes to the Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program on June 20, 2014.


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Top 10 things employers should be aware of regarding the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program announced on June 20, 2014.

  1. Employment skill level determined by wage versus NOC classification.
  2. Cap imposed limiting the proportion of low-wage TFWs at worksites.
  3. Refusing applications in areas of high unemployment.
  4. Reduced duration and time caps on LMIA based work permits.
  5. Cancellation of Provincial LMIA exemption agreements.
  6. Transition plans for high-wage positions.
  7. Expedited processing of LMIAs for highest demand, highest-paid and shortest-duration occupations.
  8. New job match service for employers and Canadian employees.
  9. Stronger enforcement will lead to severe penalties for non-compliant employers.
  10. Increased fees to support employer compliance and enforcement measures.

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3 thoughts on “Episode 1: The Canadian Immigration Podcast

  1. Hi Sir Mark have a pleasant day to you and to all your staff. I was planning to apply for PNP her New Brunswick I was promoted as cook 2 months ago and I already took up my IELTS exam last month but unluckily my score was too low I got 4.5 over all result. do you think sir I will be qualified for the program even my IELTS was low. if ever im not qualified for NBPNP can I able to apply for Express entry program even i’m already here. thank you so much and I hope you will send me a feed back regarding about my quire.

    • Jerry, that’s too bad your English score was too low. I recommend that you continue studying English so that you can improve your score. As a cook, you may be eligible for Express Entry; however, your CLB level must be at least a 5 in all four categories. Keep working at your English and doors will open for you. Good luck my friend.


  2. Hello Mark,thanks for the podcast it’s been really helpful.
    Would you be able to tell me if there is anyway I can get a nomination from Ontario or BC without getting a job? I registered on job match 1 week ago after creating my candidate profile, but I don’t have any matches till now.My profile score is 431, I’m not sure how well that will do, so I’m trying to see if I can improve it by any chance, any suggestions will be helpful.

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