As of April 1, 2009, employers trying to hire foreign workers in Manitoba will be required to register with Manitoba's Employment Standards Division before they apply for a labour market opinion through Service Canada. In addition, all foreign worker recruiters must be licensed by the Employment Standards Division. These new requirements are the result of Manitoba's new Worker Recruitment and Protection Act. It is designed to protect foreign workers destined for Manitoba who might otherwise be charged by employers or recruiters. The Act prohibits recruiters and employers from receiving or collecting a fee directly or indirectly from a foreign worker they assist in finding employment.