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Employment and Social Development Canada “Service Canada”, periodically conducts audits to ensure that all conditions of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are being met. There is no stipulation that states this type of audit must be announced beforehand. This type of audit can include one or more parts such as the following:
During a Service Canada Audit process, it is the obligation of the ESDC/SC to inform the employer of the following:
Employers that are found to be in non-compliance through a Service Canada Audit can find themselves faced with stiff penalties for their violations. These penalties can include:
Due to the serious nature of a Service Canada Audit and the responsibilities of the employer, Canadian Immigration Group is available to help. With the level of knowledge and experience we possess related to these issues, we can answer all questions or concerns you may have about the program and compliance requirements. Our team will help with filling out and submitting documentation, keeping track of time-sensitive materials and assist you during the audit process.
Contact our office today at (780) 444-2844 or toll-free at (855) 944-2844.
Canadian employers are held to strict regulations and standards when employing a foreign worker within their company. This process begins when a job offer is extended to the foreign national. Before making such employment offers, the employer must have a Labour Market Impact Assessment performed by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), also known as Service Canada.
This provides certain protections for the Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The same types of securities are provided for the foreign national workers who wish to immigrate to Canada once they have accepted employment. These securities are protected through an audit process conducted by Service Canada and Employment Standards.
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ensures that a person from a foreign country that works within a Canadian company receives fair and proper treatment while working. The rights and responsibilities of both the employer and employee are clearly outlined in our Act and Regulations.
The responsibilities of the employer include:
If you need assistance, contact Canadian Immigration Group (780) 444-2844 or toll-free at (855) 944-2844. We are here to provide you with the help you need.