Hire Foreign Seasonal Workers in Canada
Across Canada there are plenty of employers that operate in seasonal industries. Employers in these industries are met with the difficulty of filling all required positions for their busy season to maintain maximum productivity as many of the employees from the previous busy season move on to other options.
Learn how you can fill labour shortages during your busy season by hiring temporary foreign workers for seasonal work.
What Is A Seasonal Worker?
A seasonal employee is someone who gets hired to work a temporary or part-time position and who helps companies with their increased demands or with varying seasonal needs. They typically work between 30 to 35 hours a week and for only a few months of the year.
Due to existing and increasing labour shortages in Canada the Canadian government has created programs geared towards Canadian employers in seasonal industries allowing them to hire foreign workers for seasonal work.
Employers can hire TFWs from participating countries for a maximum period of 8 months, between January 1 and December 15.
Foreign workers that fall under the seasonal agricultural worker program (SAWP) must be from Mexico or participating Caribbean countries.
Seasonal workers include agriculture, construction, information, culture and recreational services, forestry, fishing, mining, oil and gas.
Migranet's Process For Hiring Foreign Seasonal Workers In Canada
If you are considering the option of hiring foreign seasonal workers for your employment needs during the busy seasons, Migranet is here to help by taking the lead through the entire foreign seasonal worker staffing process., making it as easy as possible for you to gain the full benefits of working with foreign seasonal workers.
1. Complete a company assessment
2. Begin company requirements
3. Candidate recruitment process and interviews
4. Seasonal foreign workers application process
5. Application approval, begin employees immigration process
The process to hire foreign seasonal workers in Canada can be a timely process that takes preparation. Typically Canadian employers will choose to cover their seasonal work on a recurring basis year over year, there is an option to hire seasonal workers as a one time option to cover shortages of workers in unordinary circumstances.
Seasonal Employment Industries
Many employers operate in industries that require extra help during specific seasons of the year and need to reduce their employee count on their off seasons. These employers are the perfect candidates for utilizing seasonal foreign workers, some of these businesses include: