CERC has been working to improve processes for economic immigration, temporary foreign workers and intra-company transfers for several years. Since 2012 CERC has been playing a lead role with several industry groups and business associations in raising concerns about changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and proposed changes to the rules for intra-company transfers. CERC meets regularly with the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and government officials who are responsible for these programs to discuss our concerns and offer constructive suggestions for improvement.
August 2016: CERC Submission to Online Immigration Consultations
March 2016: Letter to The Honourable John McCallum, P.C. M.P. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship - regarding a recent announcement to ease the pathway to permanent residency for foreign students
March 2016:Letter to The Honourable John McCallum, P.C. M.P. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship - regarding challenges employers encounter with Canada’s Immigration programs
March 2016: Letter to The Honourable John McCallum, P.C. M.P. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship - regarding 2015 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration
Information on Temporary Foreign Workers
For employer conditions, see subsections 209.3(1) and 209.4.
For possible justifications, see subsections 209.3(3), 203(1.1),
Presentations from Immigration Symposium:
Presentation: KPMG - Refocusing Canada’s Economic Immigration Programs
Presentations from Immigration Symposium
February 2015: CERC letter to Minister Alexander - changes to IMP
December 2014: CERC letter outlining concerns over new Express Entry
November 2014: CERC Response to Citizenship and Immigration Canada –
October 2014: CERC Response to ESDC proposals for new compliance regulations under the TFW and IM programs
Letter to Minister Kenney regarding solutions to growing skills gap in Canada’s labour market.
August 2013: CERC detailed response to the proposed changes to intra-company transfer rules as proposed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Intra Company Transferees Backgrounder
May 2013: CERC and Canadian Manufacturers Exporters, (CME) joint letter regarding changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Program
May 2013: Letter to Minister Finley regarding changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program
September 2012: This paper provides the context for work currently underway to build an Expression of Interest (EOI) approach to managing applications for immigration to Canada. It also identifies key issues and questions for business leaders on EOI development and implementation. Read More
August 2012: Consultation on Immigration Levels and Mix – CERC provided written comments in response to Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) invitation regarding the number and the mix of immigrants to be admitted into Canada. This submission was in addition to our comments and suggestions during the Roundtable on Immigration conducted by CIC in August 2012. Read More
April 2012: Steps to Improve Canadians Economic Immigration Program