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Are you a business leader looking to hire a temporary foreign worker but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place. We'll help you hire a foreign worker from abroad and get them set up in your business as quickly and seamlessly as possible. There are two major programs available to Canadian employers who want to hire temporary foreign workers, the TFWP and IMP.

The temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) requires completing the Canadian Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The assessment is designed to protect the Canadian labour market ensuring that no Canadians are available or qualified for the position. The LMIA process is initiated by an employer applying to the government-run Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to hire foreign workers. The employer must follow federal and provincial/territorial employment laws and provide evidence that they cannot find Canadians who are able, available, qualified, and willing for the job.

The international mobility program (IMP), covers foreign workers who are exempt based on an international agreement, reciprocal employment opportunities or other Canadian interests. Before you can this program, you will need to know if your worker qualifies for an exemption and submit the details of your offer of employment to IRCC's employer portal to hire foreign workers.

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Gold Package

  • Labour market impact assessment and processing of support.

  • Advertisement, seminars and job fairs to recruit prospective employees.

  • Pre-screening of resumes, credentials and background checks.

  • Prepare workers for citizenship and immigration Canada post-interview.

  • Work permit processing.

  • Airport pickup, social insurance number, government health care number, bank account, and telephone hook up.

  • Living accommodations, transportation introduction, first day drop off at work.

Silver Package

  • Labour Market Impact Assessment application and processing of supporting documents.

  • Advertisement, seminars and job fairs to recruit prospective employees.

  • Pre-screening of resumes, credentials and background checks.

  • Prepare workers for citizenship and immigration Canada post-interview.

  • Work permit application.

Bronze Package

  • Labour Market Impact Assessment Application and processing of supporting documents.

  • Advertisement, seminars and job fairs to recruit prospective employees.

  • Pre-screening of resumes, credentials and background checks.

Employer Requirements

The employer would need to prove the following:

  • They have no past compliance issues as an employer;

  • They can fulfil all of the terms of the job offer (they would need to submit official tax documents to support this);

  • They are providing a good or service in Canada;

  • If they are hiring a skilled foreign worker to support their application for permanent residence in Canada, they must submit proof that the business has been in operation for a minimum of one year (does not apply for positions in Quebec);

  • They have carried out three different recruitment activities to try and fill the position, if applicable;

  • They are offering employment that is consistent with the needs of their business.

 

The employer would also need to provide a Transition Plan describing the activities they agree to undertake to recruit, retain and train Canadians and permanent residents and reduce their reliance on foreign workers. This requirement can be waived in certain situations.

 

The government fee for this application is $1,000 for each position. This fee would be waived if the LMIA was to support permanent residence through Express Entry, and the applicant would not be applying for a work permit as well.

 

If the employer receives a negative outcome, it means they cannot employ a foreign national as they could not meet the requirements of the Labour Market Impact Assessment they applied for.

 

The requirements for a Labour Market Impact Assessment vary depending on the type of position that is being offered to a foreign national. The requirements for each type of position vary in terms of the employer’s advertising, application fees, the wage being offered and the application processing times.

Who is exempt from requiring a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)?

Specific individuals seeking to work in Canada may require a Canadian work permit but may be exempt from requiring a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). If the Canadian employer is exempt from obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), in some cases, they will need to register your job offer through an online portal and pay a Canadian Employer Compliance Fee of $230.00.

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