Last Updated on June 5, 2015
Provinces and territories (PTs) have the right to exercise their authority based on paragraph 204 (c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). For this, they would need to provide the applicant with a letter that contains the following details:
- The name of the applicant
- The date of birth
- Details of the employer and the place of work
- The duration of the job and,
- Details of how the job fits in with the employer’s broader operations
They will need to ensure that the foreign worker attaches a copy of this letter to the application. Upon receipt of this application at a visa office or at a port of entry, the officers would assess the application in accordance with the usual procedures. It is worth noting that foreign workers provincially selected (FW-PS) do not require a nomination certificate.
General Work Permit Instructions for Foreign Workers Provincially Selected (FW-PS)
The authorities would need to process the foreign workers provincially selected (FW-PS) applications as they do with other foreign worker work permit applications. In particular, they would continue to process these applications on a first come first served basis.
The officers would need to enter ‘FW-PS’ in the Remarks field. This would help in facilitating the difference between this selection type and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) selection type.
Microsoft Centre of Excellence Project – British Columbia’s Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Annex
Microsoft Canada has opened a training and development centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. This centre enables them to expand their Applications and Services group. As such, it enables them to focus on software and engineering. They plan to double their current workforce by adding approximately 400 jobs. These positions would include paid internships for Canadian students and long-term employees. This program will also bring international employees into 18-month rotational training positions (refer to the Notes given below).
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) would facilitate the issuance of 24-month work permits to this rotational group. This is in accordance with the terms specified in British Columbia’s Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Annex. Therefore, the government of British Columbia would issue letters to approved employees. In addition, they would need to request Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to issue the 24-month work permits as specified in paragraph 204 (c) with an exemption code of T13.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration