Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Employer Penalties


Abuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program will not be tolerated. To report misuse or abuse, contact:

Anonymous tips can also be provided to the Employer Contact Centre: 1-800-367-5693

Canadians must always be first in line for available jobs.

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program is being reviewed to ensure that Canadians have the first crack at available jobs.

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:

Web Service

Employers can reduce their paperwork by applying online for a labour market opinion.

  • New users must first register to use the system.
  • Log in to the TFW Web Service.

Information for Employers

Information for Foreign Workers