All Canadian employers who have hired foreign workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), International Mobility Program (IMP), work permit under free trade agreement category (NAFTA) are subject to compliance inspections by the federal immigration ministry.
With a focus on compliance and enforcement, Canadian employers need to adhere to the terms and conditions of the work permits or the Labour Market Impact Assessment, as applicable.
Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs), a regulatory compliance method is becoming increasingly common. Under this penalty mechanism, monetary penalties can be imposed on the Canadian employer charged with any non-compliance incidence. The regulatory body can go ahead and impose the penalty without giving any proceeding benefit to the flagged Canadian employer.