December 14, 2016
In order to prevent unnecessary hardship and instability for both workers and employers, the four-year cumulative duration rule will no longer apply to temporary foreign workers in Canada, effective immediately. The cumulative duration rule, known as the “four-in, four-out” rule, was put in place in April 2011.
The other change is an “exemption on the cap for seasonal industries for up to 180 days during the 2017 calendar year will be extended until December 31, 2017″.
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Statement from Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council on four-year cumulative duration rule no longer applying to temporary foreign workers in Canada, effective immediately.
December 8, 2016
CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH: TOOLS FOR PEOPLE, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES
Report of the Standing Committee on Finance
Hon. Wayne Easter Chair
42 nd PARLIAMENT, 1 st SESSION
See pages 57 and 67 for noted input from the National Cattle Feeders’ Association
Labour recommendations: page 45
Agriculture recommendations: page 61 and 62
Infrastructure recommendations: page 74 and 75
PDF of Report of the Standing Committee on Finance
November 26, 2016
New information on Bovine TB
The investigation overview page has been updated: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/investigation-se-alberta-and-sw-saskachewan/eng/1477438380160/1477438380659
Inquiries from producers can be sent in using the link in the additional information section at: http://inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/investigation-se-alberta-and-sw-saskachewan/eng/1477438380160/1477438380659
The email address for referrals from the associations into the CFIA is: CFIA-Comm-comm-ACIA.TB2016@inspection.gc.ca
Financial support available for cattle producers affected by Bovine TB
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has provided information on existing programs that could potentially assist ranchers and producers affected by the TB quarantine.