As an employer, what are my obligations to temporary foreign workers?
Your responsibilities as an employer include to:
- make sure the temporary workers get the most recent information about their rights
- on or before their first day of work
- in their chosen official language of Canada
- make sure you give the temporary workers a copy of the signed employment agreement
- make sure the employment agreement includes information on the temporary worker’s wages, working conditions and occupation, as listed in the offer of employment or labour market impact assessment (LMIA)
- make sure that the temporary workers have their work permit
- make sure that the temporary workers follow the conditions and time limits outlined on their work permit
- meet your commitments to the temporary workers regarding their wages, working conditions and occupation, as listed in the offer of employment or labour market impact assessment (LMIA)
- comply with provincial, territorial or federal employment laws
- make sure that your business remains active during the validity period of the work permit
- make sure that temporary workers aren’t charged any recruitment fees
- make reasonable efforts to provide
- a workplace free of abuse
- access to health care services when injured or ill in the workplace
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