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Citizenship and Immigration committee  I think it's something we'd have to get back to you on to see the implications there. I don't have those figures.

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Again, my apologies. I don't have those detailed statistics, but we will get them to you, of course, following the meeting.

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Yes, we'll do our best to get you the numbers you're seeking.

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  It's true that there is a fee in place. For certain parts of the program, it's important to note that employers in agriculture are currently exempt from the fee. That applies to over 60% of the positions in the program. Other employers are subject to a fee, partly to cover admini

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Interestingly, the processing times have actually been reduced by about a third during the pandemic. We have been working with our Service Canada colleagues to streamline the process. We have a new online application system as well to reduce some of the burden. Those measures are

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  We have an excellent working relationship with Quebec. I myself have weekly meetings to discuss issues related to the program. Actually, they are bi-weekly meetings. We talk about conditions for farm workers who will be coming or are still coming here. We continue to discuss the

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I can only tell you that the process for LMIAs, which falls under the remit of ESDC, must be followed and that employers are required to meet certain criteria. Our department is not able to exempt certain professions. That said, there's nothing to stop employers from making appl

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Hello. Thank you for your question, Ms. Martinez Ferrada. I can tell you that the percentage of workers that can be hired in certain industries is subject to caps, especially those industries where wages are lower. In general, it is capped at 20%, which was brought down to 10%

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  My apologies. The pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in the labour market and we are closely monitoring the situation. We have looked at the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to protect workers' safety. Over the next weeks, we will be studying these aspec

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Good day to you, Madam Chair.

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you. My colleagues have already spoken. I will therefore briefly describe the program and its repercussions on the labour market, as well as the measures taken during the pandemic. The objective of the temporary foreign worker program is to enable Canadian employers' acce

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you. My apologies. Service Canada reviews the applications to ensure that employers and job offers are genuine, and that employers have complied with the program rules and applicable labour laws. Applications are also assessed against a number of labour marker factors to e

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Human Resources committee  That is part of the assessment. That's not the only element that we look at, as I've just mentioned. Of course, the labour force survey is not up to date, and we're looking at other pieces that we can bring to bear.

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Human Resources committee  We're, of course, looking at that as well as other data that becomes available, such as data from our CERB and EI systems, to inform those assessments. Of course, that is reflected in the guidance given to officers assessing applications.

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Philippe Massé

Human Resources committee  Yes, we're still processing LMIAs.

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Philippe Massé