Employers who have been non-compliant

Employers who hire temporary workers may be inspected to make sure they meet their responsibilities as an employer under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or International Mobility Program. If an employer is found non-compliant, they can receive:

  • a monetary penalty, and/or
  • a ban from hiring temporary workers. (These employers are ineligible to hire temporary workers for a period of time.)

Employers who were found non-compliant:


Business operating name Business legal name Address Reason(s) Date of final decision Penalty Status
Cimpress Windsor Corporation Cimpress Windsor Corporation 447 Advance Blvd, Windsor, Ontario 9 August 15, 2017 $1,000 Eligible
Avert General Contracting Ltd. Avert General Contracting Ltd. 3473 Wolfdale Rd. Mississauga, Ontario 2, 9 August 15, 2017 $2,000 Eligible
WesTower Communications Ltd. WesTower Communications Ltd. 17886, 55th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia 9 July 6, 2017 $7,000 Eligible
Cavalia Inc.   500 Hutchison Street, Suite 300,
Montreal, Quebec
1 February 23, 2017 $750 Eligible
Obeid Farms Obeid Farms 3457 Teeterville Road
Vanessa, Ontario
Footnote * June 30, 2016 Two-year ban Ineligible until June 30, 2018
The Regent Hotel Beruschi Enterprise Ltd. 112 First Street East, Revelstoke, British Columbia 9 October 20, 2016 $750 Eligible
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen (101003179 Sask Ltd.) 1375-6th Avenue East, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 9 November 16, 2016 $1,250 Eligible
Witmar Holdings Ltd. Witmar Holdings Ltd. 100-3195 Walnut Road, Kelowna, British Columbia 6 February 27, 2017 $500 Eligible
Bean Around the World Bean Around the World-Pedal Town Coffee Corp. 175 West Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia 6, 9 March 20, 2017 $500 Eligible
Best Western Plus Charterhouse Hotel 1379025 Ontario Limited 330 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba 9 March 16, 2017 $1,250 Eligible
Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc. Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc. 6200 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Auscan Media Productions Limited Canada Corporation No. 8053324 208B-260 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
I.S.P. Global Inc. I.S.P. Global Inc. 648 Petrolia Road, North York, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Innoverte Inc. Innoverte Inc. 1670 Croissant Rousseau, Montréal, Québec Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Jangwon 2 Korean Restaurant 2356595 Ontario Inc. 6347 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Multitude Contracting 2163917 Ontario Inc. 7-501 Passmore Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Narooe 2379992 Ontario Inc. 5649 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Northfield Farm Northfield Farm 8368 Highway 7, Rockwood, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Prime Design Interlock and Landscape Construction Inc. Prime Design Interlock and Landscape Construction Inc. 60 Olive Green Road, Woodbridge, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Ross Armata Racing Ross Armata 6 Tortoise Court, Brampton, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Shan Hu Restaurant Inc. Ontario Corp No. 2328333 520 Holland Street West, Bradford, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Tetu Island Lodge Tetu Island Lodge PO Box 1130, Kenora, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
Vito Armata Racing Vito Armata 8 Kingsplate Drive, Mississauga, Ontario Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019
WTS Distribution FMi Logistics Inc. 111-7151 44 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta Footnote * September 1, 2017 Two-year ban Ineligible until September 1, 2019

Reasons employers were found non-compliant

Employers may be non-compliant for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. The employer could not show that the information they listed in the offer of employment was true, for a period of six years, starting on the first day the temporary worker worked for them.
    Provision: 209.2(1)(b)(i)
  2. The employer did not keep documents that show they met the conditions of employing a temporary worker, for a period of six years, starting on the first day the temporary worker worked for them.
    Provision: 209.2(1)(b)(ii) or 209.3(1)(c)(ii)
  3. The employer did not have the money to pay the wages agreed to with a live-in caregiver.
    Provision: 209.3(1)(a)(iii)(C)
  4. The employer could not show that the description they gave for the job on the Labour Market Impact Assessment application was true, for a period of six years, starting on the first day the temporary worker worked for them.
    Provision: 209.3(1)(c)(i)
  5. The employer did not show up for a meeting with the inspector, to answer questions and give documents the inspector asked for.
    Provision: 209.4(1)(a)
  6. The employer did not give the inspector the documents they asked for.
    Provision: 209.4(1)(b)
  7. The employer did not show up for an inspection, and did not help or give information to the inspector when asked to.
    Provision: 209.4(1)(c)
  8. The employer broke federal and/or provincial/territorial laws about hiring and recruiting employees in the province/territory where the temporary worker works.
    Provision: 209.2(1)(a)(ii) or 209.3(1)(a)(ii)
  9. The pay and/or working conditions did not match, or were not better than, what was listed on the offer of employment, or the job was not the same as what was listed on the offer of employment.
    Provision: 209.2(1)(a)(iii) or 209.3(1)(a)(iv)
  10. The live-in caregiver was not living in a private home in Canada or was not providing unsupervised care for a child, senior or disabled person within the home.
    Provision: 209.3(1)(a)(iii)(A)
  11. The hiring of the temporary worker did not create new jobs or job stability for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
    Provision: 209.3(1)(b)(i)
  12. The hiring of the temporary worker did not result in Canadian citizens or permanent residents getting new or improved skills and knowledge.
    Provision: 209.3.(1)(b)(ii)
  13. The employer did not hire or train Canadian citizens or permanent residents as they agreed to.
    Provision: 209.3(1)(b)(iii)
  14. The employer did not put in enough effort to hire or train Canadian citizens or permanent residents as they agreed to.
    Provision: 209.3(1)(b)(iv)
  15. The employer was not actively engaged in the business that the temporary worker was hired to work for (aside from live-in caregivers).
    Provision: 209.2(1)(a)(i) or 209.3(1)(a)(i)
  16. The live-in caregiver did not receive private and furnished living space in the home.
    Provision: 209.3(1)(a)(iii)(B)
  17. The employer did not put in enough effort to make sure the workplace was free of:
    • physical abuse,
    • sexual abuse,
    • psychological abuse, and
    • financial abuse.
    Provision: 209.2(1)(a)(iv) or 209.3(1)(a)(v)

Note: The information above is a summary only. Complete descriptions of the ways an employer can be found non-compliant are available in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

Date Modified: