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TFWP and IMP changes raise the risks to employers

New rules for the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP) raise both the complexity and the spectre of massive fines for non-compliance, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman.

The new rules — which take effect Dec. 1 — prescribe fines of up to $1 million and a ban on participating in the programs for non-compliance.

“For those employers who process these documents themselves, it really is a lot more onerous and they should get legal counsel,” she tells AdvocateDaily.com. “Those lawyers practising employment law or in-house counsel who aren’t intimately familiar with the programs and these new rules should also seek outside counsel from experienced immigration counsel.”

Peter Baraian