This is a summary of a earlier outline on the foreign worker landscape during COVID-19. See article here.
Because of the ongoing challenges surrounding COVID-19, the application of the general rules on entry to Canada as a temporary resident have been changed due to the Canadian Government Orders in Council originally issued in March 2020. Foreign nationals seeking entry to Canada are effectively denied entry for recreational or tourism purposes. Merely visiting is not an option at this time.
If you are a Canadian-based employer seeking to bring in a foreign worker using the Labour Market Impact Assessment process or the International Mobility Program for LMIA-exempt work permits we advise the employer and the employee to be mindful of the following:
If the employer has these elements in place, the process for entry of the temporary foreign worker should proceed far more smoothly. We encourage businesses to consult their legal counsel or connect with our team directly to clarify their unique situation.