2015 has been the year of change for Canadian immigration regulation. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has a set four year limit for foreign nationals working in Canada. If you are temporary foreign worker and have reached your four year cumulative duration you will not be granted another work permit for Canada for up to four years. Watch our video on Foreign Worker Cap on what steps you can take to remain in Canada.
Foreign Worker Cap
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has put what they call a four year rule cap on all foreign workers. What this means is beyond four years of working temporary in Canada, you cannot (are not eligible) apply for a work permit again under the same job category. What this really is that citizenship and immigration Canada is encouraging employers to give their foreign workers a permanent residency or at least apply for permanent residency after four years. The rule is for that specific position for that specific employer. If you switch employers or if you switch the actual NOC and so forth you are still able to continue to work as a foreign worker.
The four year rule applies specifically to that Labour Market Impact Assessment. Beyond that, either the employer has to look at permanent residency for you or you might want to look for foreign work elsewhere.
If you have any questions about the foreign worker rule give us a call today, and let us determine whether or not it applies for you.
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