August 11, 2023
Canada's new Recognized Employer Pilot (REP) Program under Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program discussed
The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault has just announced the introduction of a Recognized Employer Pilot (REP) under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program. This is three-year initiative to help reduce administrative challenges for compliant employers to hire worker they need. REP is a three-year initiative set to address labor shortages and reduce the administrative burden for employers who repeatedly seek LMIAs and demonstrate a history of compliance with program requirements. REP will give eligible employers access to LMIAs that are valid for up to 36 months, as well as gain access to a simplified LMIA application for additional workers in the same occupation during the Pilot.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.
Full text of Tax Alert