What Happens If You Work Illegally In Canada?

What happens if you employ an illegal immigrant in Canada?

Under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, employers who knowingly hire workers without proper documentation can face fines of up to $50,000 and two years in jail.

“The party that’s more vulnerable of course is the worker, because the worker is easily removable, easily charged under the Immigration Act.”.

What happens if you stay in Canada illegally?

If you entered Canada illegally as an inadmissible person, you may be subject to deportation. There are also people who enter Canada legally, for reasons such as work or study, who end up overstaying their visas and staying in the country illegally.

What happens if you get caught working illegally?

Penalties for businesses organising illegal work range up to ten years imprisonment and/or fines of up to $210,000. Individuals caught working illegally may be detained and removed. Individuals also face being banned from re-entering Australia for three years and may be liable for the costs of their removal.

Can we stay illegal in Canada?

A Temporary Resident Permit can allow a person without status to remain in Canada temporarily. There must be compelling reasons to justify the person’s stay in spite of the lack of status.

Where do I report a scammer in Canada?

Fraudulent or suspicious activity can be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, through its website at www.antifraudcentre.ca, or by telephone at 1-888-495-8501.

How do I report someone working illegally in Canada?

You can also report suspected misuse or abuse by calling our toll-free Service Canada Confidential Tips Line at 1-866-602-9448, mail the information to us at the address below, or submit it at your local Service Canada Centre.