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Temporary Foreign Worker Program

What is a labour market impact assessment ?

A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document issued by the Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) which verifies that the job offered to a foreign national could not be filled by a Canadian worker. So, in most cases, if a Canadian employer wants to hire a temporary foreign worker, they have to apply for an LMIA to the Canadian government.

The processing time for a standard LMIA approval is three to four months. Upon approval, a  positive LMIA allows the foreign worker to apply for a work permit, which is a legal document allowing them to work legally in the country.

There are two ways through which an employer can hire a foreign worker; Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP).

Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): Canadian employers who wants to hire foreign workers to fill temporary labour and skill shortages can hire through the TFWP. As an employer you will need a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social development Canada (ESDC) before you can hire the foreign worker. An LMIA verifies that the job offered to a foreign national could not be filled by a Canadian worker and the foreign worker is needed to do the job.

The employer, if applying to hire a foreign worker through the TFWP program, needs to pay a fee and it is subject to approval. After a positive LMIA is granted, the employer has to submit the document to the foreign worker, who can apply for a work permit to IRCC on the basis of that LMIA.

Are you an employer looking for hard working, dedicated employees?

We can help determine if the temporary foreign worker program is right for you

Company Assessment

Migranet performs an assessment of the companies employment status and other criteria to see which employment options are best suited to the business

LMIA Application

The LMIA application process can be a costly one if not done right. Migranet handles the entire process for submitting all legal documents required

Foreign Worker Referral

Once a business has been approved for the temporary foreign worker program, migranet then refferes the most qualified workers from foreign nations

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