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Foreign Worker - Notice Period

Discussion in 'Canadian Labour Legislation' started by Karachi1978, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Hi,
    Still, I am an employee of a different country(Offshore) for a company and working for a Canadian client with a closed work permit with that offshore company. As per my employment contract, the notice period is 3 months if I resign my job during the assignment. But my questions is, Now I got my PR and If I resign my job, Am I eligible to serve only 2 weeks notice period as per Canadian Standard or Should I follow the original employment Contract.?
    Any references would be great for me.
  2. You can quit any time you like. The company would have to enforce the contract against you, and in Canada, the laws of your province will apply. No province mandates such a long notice period, but there are cases where a long period was enforced by the courts (see https://macleodlawfirm.ca/reasonable-notice-it-works-both-ways/). These are rare exceptions and most cases don't work like this.

    Here's a good article -> https://www.lawnow.org/quitting-and-giving-notice-employees/

    Your employer may try and take action against you in your home country, but realistically speaking that's very unlikely. Once you're a PR, you should quit in a professional manner and things should be fine. There are certainly no immigration consequences to any of this.
  3. #3 Copingwithlife, Apr 13, 2019 at 10:32 AM
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
    As stated above, leave in a professional manner, or put another way "Never burn your bridges", leaving unprofessionally, and lets say you later request a referral from this company, if you left badly, that can affect your referral
    I requested a leave from a company, which I was contractually allowed to take. I put it in, and it was refused for the dates I wanted. They offered another period, I accepted. I could have just left and that was the end. But it is a LARGE respected organization in the country, I knew I would need their reference, play your cards right when it comes to employers. You may leave, but you left with respect on both sides.

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