Foreign Owned Companies

From recruiting to ‘Canadianizing’ your workplace policies and HR documentation to better understanding Canadian employment laws and legislation, we assist foreign multinational corporations with their Canadian operations. We partner with current HR teams to become an extension of their group in Canada, interpreting new policy, assisting in employment related issues, etc.

The uniqueness of operating in Canada is reflected in our HR practices and labor laws. For example, are you federally or provincially regulated? What’s the difference between employment standards act and common law? If companies operating in the Canada are not cognizant of the employment-related challenges inherent in doing business here, they take significant risks. Likewise, it is possible for foreign or US based headquartered HR teams to unintentionally make mistakes just by doing the same things that have worked well in their home countries. That can lead to a variety of negative consequences and potential liabilities.

Our clients rely on us to guide them towards the proper balance between honoring what makes them successful at home, what the law is and what they need to be successful in Canada.

Click here for more details on HR issues foreign owned companies should be aware of as they enter Canada.


Recently, an employee gave two weeks’ notice at the same time I was leaving for vacation. I contacted HRfx and provided them all the details to start the RPO process. When I returned after two weeks, I had several candidates to interview and I hired a great applicant from the short list that was given to me.
The HRfx team removed the stress off my plate and I could enjoy my vacation.

Nic Marples, Ocean Park Mechanical