Can I lay off or fire a foreign worker?
Yes. If you follow federal and provincial or territorial labour laws, you can lay off or fire (dismiss) a temporary foreign worker as you would any other employee.
You don’t need to let us know. However, you do need to keep the temporary worker’s employment documents for 6 years from the date we issued their work permit.
Make sure you know your responsibilities as an employer before hiring a foreign worker.
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