Changes include:

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.