Sarah McInnes
Sarah McInnes, Lawyer, McInnes Cooper
Meghan Felt
Meghan Felt, Lawyer, McInnes Cooper

As of December 1, 2015, the new Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program regulations took effect. The new regime makes compliance inspections easier and creates new penalties for non-compliance. And this means employers using the Programs need to comply – and be ready to prove that they did.

To learn more about the penalties under the new regime and five tips to help employers be prepared for a compliance investigation, read McInnes Cooper’s Legal Update: Employers Face More Inspections & New Penalties Under the New Temporary Foreign Worker Regime Effective December 1, 2015. You can read more of McInnes Cooper’s Legal Publications at

McInnes Cooper prepared this article for information; it is not legal advice.  Consult McInnes Cooper before acting on it. McInnes Cooper excludes all liability for anything contained in or any use of this article. © McInnes Cooper, 2015.  All rights reserved.

About the authors:

Sarah McInnes is a Lawyer at McInnes Cooper practicing Immigration and Corporate and Business law. She assists a wide range of clients with a variety of Canadian immigration issues, including advising corporations seeking labour market impact assessments and work permits to hire foreign workers. You can reach Sarah at

Meghan Felt is a Labour and Employment lawyer at McInnes Cooper. With a particular focus on Immigration law, Meghan has represented and advised countless clients with Canadian immigration issues, including corporations seeking labour market opinions and work permits to hire foreign workers. You can reach Meghan at