Business & Policy
No more four-year cumulative duration rule for TFWs
The government of Canada has announced that the four-year cumulative duration rule (also known as the "four-in, four-out" rule) will no longer apply to temporary foreign workers, effective immediately.
The decision was announced yesterday (Dec. 13, 2016), with the goal to improve the Temporary Foreign Worker Program for workers, employers and for the Canadian economy. The four-year rule was put in place in April of 2011 and limited work for some TFWs to four years, meaning they were no longer able to work in the country for the next four years.
This is good news for the agriculture sector, as research from the national Labour Market Information (LMI) shows a huge gap in the demand and supply of workers in the agricultural sector: Primary agriculture has the highest industry job vacancy rate at seven per cent and TFWs can help bridge the gap.
More changes for immigration and the TFWP to come in the new year.
Read the government of Canada's full announcement here.
December 14, 2016 By Government of Canada