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Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Significant Changes to the program effective immediately! IRCC is removing the "four-in, four-out" rule. Previously, TFWs became ineligible to work in Canada for four years after complete four years of work in Canada. IRCC is also planning to introduce permanent resident pathways for TWPs and introduce changes for Employers.Contact us for details.
The TFWP lets employers hire temporary workers to fill temporary labour and skill shortages. You will need a document from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada stating that you can hire the temporary worker. This is known as a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). An LMIA verifies that there is a need for a temporary worker and that no Canadians are available to do the job. If you hire a temporary worker through the TFWP, you will need to apply for an LMIA and pay the related fee. (There are situations where a LMIA is not required. Please contact us for details.)
Once a positive LMIA has been issued, you should provide a copy of the confirmation letter to each temporary worker and advise each of them to apply for a work permit.
As an employer of a temporary worker, you must:
This is only an overview. Please contact us to review your situation, requirements, timelines and more information regarding this program.
** COVID19 - Canada has made some exceptions to certain temporary foreign worker programs due to COVID19. If you have experience in essential roles such as food processing, fish processing, construction, cleaning, and nurses aide, please contact us immediately.
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