Edmonton is seeing its first casualty of newly-adopted regulations for foreign musicians performing in Canada.
British singer-songwriter Hugh Cornwell has cancelled his western Canadian tour including a stop in Edmonton.
The federal rules require an employer to pay a $275 fee for each foreign musician and crew member on top of the $150 work visa for each worker..
The fee goes towards a labour market opinion which club owners must apply for as touring musicians are now considered temporary foreign workers.
Previously individuals applied for one work visa per tour which could be shared by all venues.
As CBC's Lisa MacGregor reports in the video, Craig Martell, owner of Edmonton's Wunderbar, one of Cornwell's first stops, said fewer musicians will come to Canada.