The rules regarding foreign labour recruitment vary across Canadian provinces. For example, in Alberta, recruiters are not allowed to collect a fee for finding employment for a foreign worker. However, employment agencies are allowed to charge for other services, such as job-related training, resume preparation, and immigration consulting.
For the second time in a month, the Supreme Court of Canada has made a landmark ruling on public-sector labour law. The first ruling, which we discussed in a recent post, gives Mounties the right to engage in meaningful collective bargaining. Now, in a case involving public-sector unions in Saskatchewan, the Court has upheld public-sector employees' right to strike.