Elimination of the Recruitment and Advertisement Exemption for Hiring International Students

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On June 5, 2014, the Employment and Social Development Canada announced a new change regarding hiring international students.

The Recruitment and Advertisement Exemption for employers hiring international students graduating from recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions is now eliminated. From now on, employers wishing to hire international students who have graduated from recognized Canadian post-secondary institutions and whose Post-Graduate Worker Permit (PGWP) is expireing, will need to submit a Labour Market Impact Assessment to ESDC, and ensure that the individuals transitioning from the PGWP meet all of the requirements for the applicable stream under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.

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