Temporary Foreign Worker Program
- Canadians must always be first in line for available jobs.
- The program is being reviewed to ensure that Canadians have the first crack at available jobs.
- Employers who have broken the rules or been suspended from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Employment and Skills Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada is responsible for assessing applications from employers requesting to hire temporary foreign workers (TFW), and for issuing labour market opinions (LMO) on the likely impact these TFWs would have on the Canadian job market.
To Hire a Foreign Worker
Employers can select one of the following options to learn more about the requirements, wages, advertisement efforts and how to apply for:
Employers can reduce their paperwork by applying online for a labour market opinion.
Information for Employers
- Employer Compliance: Requirements for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
- Variations to the Minimum Advertising Requirements
- Helping employers hire workers from underrepresented groups
- CIC Guidebook for Employers
- Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations
- Temporary Workers in Quebec
- Applying for an LMO before a temporary foreign worker has been identified
- Job Bank
Information for Foreign Workers
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