Temporary Foreign Worker Program

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to determine if you can hire a foreign worker to fill labour or skills shortages on a temporary basis.

Specialized applications

Express entry

Hire a skilled foreign worker to support their permanent residence through an economic immigration program.

Global Talent Stream

Hire uniquely-skilled talent or in-demand workers in select ICT or STEM jobs to scale up and grow your business.

Academics

Hire an academic at a college, university or degree granting institution in Canada.

Agriculture

Hire on-farm foreign workers for jobs in primary agriculture.

Caregivers

Hire an in-home worker to care for children, seniors or persons with medical needs.

Workers in Quebec

How to apply for foreign workers in the province of Quebec.

General applications

High and low wage stream

Hire a temporary foreign worker for a wide range of positions under the high or low wage streams.

More information

Refusal to process an application

Reasons why we may not process your application.

Non-compliant employers

Employers who did not meet their responsibilities under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or International Mobility Program.

Foreign Worker Rights

Information and resources for foreign workers on rights and protections as workers in Canada.

Business legitimacy and required documentation

Documents you need to show that your job offer is genuine and your business meets program requirements.

Voluntary disclosure

Let us know if you think you may not be in compliance with the conditions of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Features

Your duties as an employer

What you need to do when hiring a temporary foreign worker.

Report abuse

Tell us if you suspect fraud or misuse of the TFW program.

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