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New Canadian Work Permit for Camp Counsellors and Staff

18 May 2017 5:39 PM | Marutt (Administrator)


IT JUST GOT EASIER (AND CHEAPER) TO BRING AWESOME CAMP STAFF TO YOUR CAMPS FROM OUT OF THE COUNTRY!

Thanks to diligent lobbying by the Canadian Camping Association, foreign summer staff and volunteers will be exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Previously, a LMIA, which costs up to one thousand dollars, may have been required to demonstrate that foreign workers were required and that there were no Canadians available for the job.

This temporary foreign work exception is available to those from outside of Canada because Canadians have similar opportunities to work as camp counsellors around the world. Proof of these opportunities is not required for individual applications, according to the Government of Canada website.

All residential camp counsellor applications should be processed under exemption code C20, even for applicants going to faith-based camps.

Read more here:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/temp/work/unique/camp.asp



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