Hire a temporary foreign worker with a Labour Market Impact Assessment

Determine which type of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application you should submit to hire a temporary foreign worker (TFW). Understand your responsibilities when hiring under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Provincial and territorial median wages update

The median hourly wages by province or territory were updated on April 2, 2024.

Determine what stream to apply for

High and low-wage positions

Hire a TFW for a wide range of positions based on the provincial/territorial median wage.

Primary agriculture positions

Hire an agricultural TFW in occupations and activities related to primary agriculture.

Applications to support permanent residency

Hire a skilled TFW to support their permanent residence through an immigration program.

Global Talent Stream

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

Caregiver positions

Hire a TFW to care for children, seniors or persons with medical needs.

Foreign academic positions

Hire a foreign academic at a degree-granting post-secondary educational institution in Canada.

Hiring in the province of Quebec

Hire TFWs for positions in Quebec via regular or facilitated processes.

Recognized Employer Pilot

Hire TFWs through a simplified online application process.

After you apply

Refusal to process applications

Reasons why the TFWP refuses to process certain applications.

Employer compliance obligations

How to comply with your obligations under the TFWP.

Modification to a positive LMIA

Take appropriate steps to make a change to a positive LMIA.

Employer voluntary disclosure of non-compliance

Voluntarily tell us about possible compliance issues before an inspection is launched.

List of non-compliant employers

Employers found to be non-compliant during an inspection.

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