The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) allows Canadian employers to hire foreign nationals to fill labour shortages in Canada.
The TFWP is jointly administered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The program allows Canadian employers to respond to genuine labour shortages by allowing them to hire internationally, while ensuring that Canadian citizens and permanent residents have the first opportunity to apply for open job positions.
Labour Market Impact Assessment
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and a temporary work permit are required to be obtained before a foreign national can begin working for the Canadian employer through the TFWP. A LMIA is a document that serves as proof that there will be a positive or neutral impact to the Canadian labour market if the employer hires the foreign worker. This document replaced the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) process in June 2014.
Employers in Canada should be aware of the requirements, wages, advertisement efforts, exceptions to the advertising requirements, and how to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Why Hire a Foreign Worker?
As your company grows, so does your need for more employees. Identifying and managing employees can slow the growth of your business. For many businesses in Canada, recruitment agencies are an ideal solution. We can reduce work overload and allow you to continue business as usual.
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We have been delivering labour solutions to Canadian Employers since 2005. Employers have been pleased with our full complement of services which include Foreign Worker Recruitment, Labour Market Impact Assessments (previous LMO), Work Visa Applications and Permanent Residence Applications.