Principles & Policies for Managing Human Resources

2.3.3.  Eligibility to Work in Canada


POLICY STATEMENT

Only persons legally entitled to work in Canada may be appointed to positions in the Manitoba civil service. Recruitment outside Canada can be done under certain conditions.

INTENT

It is illegal to hire temporary residents who are authorized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to work only for another employer, or who do not have authorization to work in Canada as provided under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulation.

POLICY APPLICATION

Canadian citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents under certain conditions can legally work in Canada.
To recruit outside Canada, the following process must be undertaken:

The original certificate of registration issued by the Employment Standards Branch (LIM) should be included with your LMO application.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

OTHER RESOURCES

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
The Worker Recruitment and Protection Act
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
            Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Prairie/NWT Region
Johnston Terminal
Room 400 – 25 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4S9
Manitoba Toll Free: 1-888-776-8584
Website: http://www.cic.gc.ca
Employment Standards Branch (LIM)
Manitoba Labour and Immigration
Employment Standards Branch
401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 0P8
Phone: (204) 945-3352
Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/
Immigration Promotion and Recruitment Branch (LIM)
Manitoba Labour and Immigration
Citizenship and Multiculturalism Division
5th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 1N3
Phone: (204) 945-2802
Service Canada
            Service Canada
Toll-Free: 1-800-O-Canada (1 800 622-6232)
            For in-person contact, visit one of the Manitoba office locations.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES / DEFINITIONS

Work permit – a document issued by an immigration officer authorizing a temporary resident of Canada to work for a specific Canadian employer for a specified period of time.

Permanent resident – a person who:

Temporary resident – a foreign national that is authorized by CIC to remain in Canada for a specific period of time and for a specific purpose.

AUTHORITY

The Civil Service Act, Section 13(1)(2)
Civil Service Regulation 9(3)
The Manitoba Human Rights Code 13(1), 14(1)(2)
Civil Service Commission Minute CSC 14-09/10-12

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

An employer can verify that a candidate is a permanent resident by requesting and looking at the candidate(s):

Under certain conditions, the following temporary residents may be appointed to term full-time or part-time positions in the Manitoba civil service:

The Social Insurance Number of these individuals usually begins with “9”. They are authorized to stay in Canada for a specific period of time.

Owner:

Civil Service Commission

Additional information:

Civil Service Commission
Phone: 204-945-2332
TDD/TTY: 204-945-1437
Email: csc@gov.mb.ca

 

Effective date: November 12, 2009

 


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