New rules for employers and temporary foreign workers due to COVID-19
Responsibilities of foreign workers
If you are a temporary foreign worker, you need to self-quarantine upon entering Canada. Of course, the current duration is 14 days. If you do not comply, then you will face a removal order from Canada. However, the removal order will likely be an exclusion order. Thus, you may apply to return to Canada after one year. Alternatively, you may request an Authorization to Return to Canada. Nonetheless, your better option is to comply.
Responsibilities of Canadian employers
The Canadian employers of temporary foreign workers must follow these orders:
- While your foreign employee is in quarantine, you have to pay their wages and consider them working for you.
- You may not ask your employee to enter activities that do not comply with the Emergencies Act or the Quarantine Act.
Non-compliance will have consequences for employers.
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Posted: May 8, 2020