Yesterday, the Globe & Mail published this article that indicates that bureaucratic red tape cost Canadian companies $31 billion per year. If you work in a business that hire foreign workers, have you made an analysis of how much immigration red tape costs you?
In April, it will be two years since the Canadian government introduced regulations affecting businesses that hire temporary foreign workers. These regulations created a new immigration compliance regime that businesses must deal with. In addition to having to navigate around the potential of appearing on an immigration blacklist, these changes brought more paperwork and more risk.
Although the federal regulations are now almost 2 years old – and other immigration type legislation and regulations in Manitoba are almost 4 years old – many businesses do not realize the costs to their organizations either in preparing immigration applications and in complying with the law.
Has your business made this calculation?