Hire a temporary worker through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program is currently making improvements to the system for processing Labour Market Impact Assessment applications. As we transition to the new system, there may be delays in processing some applications. We are working hard to minimize the impact on employers during this transition.
Learn about the requirements for hiring foreign workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and what you need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Services and information
List of Labour Market Impact Assessment exemptions, how to find your exemption code and who to contact if you need help.
A list of employers who have had Labour Market Impact Assessments suspended or revoked.
Hire a foreign worker where the wage being offered is below, at or above the median hourly wage.
Apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment to hire a temporary foreign agricultural worker.
Hire an in-home foreign caregiver to care for children, seniors or persons with medical needs.
Hire skilled foreign workers and support their applications for permanent residence in Canada.
Hire a foreign academic at a degree-granting post-secondary educational institution in Canada.
Hire the specialized and in-demand talent that you need to scale up and grow.
Hire a temporary foreign worker in the province of Quebec.
Conditions which may justify that we cannot process your Labour Market Impact Assessment application.
Your obligations, the conditions you must uphold as an employer and the consequences of non-compliance.
Inform us if you think you are not in compliance with the conditions of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Anonymously report a case of potential abuse or misuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Confirm you meet the requirements for business legitimacy and find out if other documents are needed.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
Reports and publications
- Temporary Foreign Worker Program Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Statistics Annual Statistics 2008–2015
- Employers who were issued a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in 2015
- Employers who were issued a negative Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in 2015
- Temporary Foreign Worker Program Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Statistics Third Quarter, 2016
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