Beginning September 1, 2014 employers will be required, by law, to register with the provincial government if they employ foreign workers.
There is no fee to register.
• must register when newly-hired foreign workers begin employment
• have until November 1, 2014 to register any foreign workers already employed
• must renew their registration annually
The Employment Standards Act provides minimum standards for all workers and employers in New Brunswick. The new registry will enable the provincial government to raise awareness and better communicate about the rights and responsibilities of both foreign workers and their employers under the Employment Standards Act.
In addition to the new registry, the amended Employment Standards Act, effective September 1, 2014, has revised the rights and responsibilities of employers of foreign workers. See a full list of changes here.
Failure to register as an employer of foreign workers may result in administrative penalties.