Effective April 2015, temporary foreign workers (TFW) in Canada will be sent home to comply with the “four-year rule.”
The “four-year rule” mandates that a TFW can only work in Canada for a maximum of four years, after which he or she has to leave the country. Furthermore, they cannot reapply for work in Canada for another four years.
Pinoy TFWs has dismayed their sadness about leaving Canada, asking the government if their stay can be extended.
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The employment minister of Canada said that they do consider extensions, but only if the provincial government has endorsed it. This has happened in the case of the Alberta provincial governor, who approved an extension to 1,000 TFWs who applied for residency.
Citizenship minister Chris Alexander, however, stated that the announcement of the four-year-rule was given a long time ago, and that employers and employees should have long prepared for it.