Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 (EPFNA), Public Consultations
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-in Caregivers and Others), 2009
Summary of Decision:
September 30, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, which amended the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 (EPFNA), as well as other Acts, received Royal Assent on November 20, 2014.
Bill 18 extends the application of the EPFNA to all foreign nationals employed or seeking employment in Ontario pursuant to an immigration or temporary foreign employee program (currently it only covers foreign nationals employed as live-in caregivers). This will mean protection against being charged recruitment fees and cost recovery by employers.
The amendments will come into force on November 20, 2015.
The Ministry of Labour is proposing to develop a regulation that would address the conflict between the Government of Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the recently expanded Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009.
Specific deductions that are allowed to be made under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program based on the bilateral agreements between the Government of Canada and participating countries would continue to be allowed.
The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on these above subjects.
Public consultation on this proposal will run from September 30, 2015 to November 16, 2015.
Regulation under the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009
400 University Ave, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1T7
Ralph Czychun - firstname.lastname@example.org
November 26, 2015