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.

Provincial and territorial median wages update

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

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High and low-wage positions

Hire a temporary foreign worker for a wide range of positions based on provincial/territorial median wage.

Primary agriculture positions

Hire a temporary foreign agricultural worker in occupations and activities related to primary agriculture.

Applications to support permanent residency

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

Global Talent Stream

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

Caregiver positions

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

Academics positions

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

Hiring in the province of Quebec

Hire temporary foreign workers for positions in Quebec via regular or facilitated processes.

Recognized Employer Pilot

Hire temporary foreign workers through a simplified online application process.

Refusal to process applications

Reasons why the Temporary Foreign Worker Program refuses to process certain applications.

Employer compliance obligations

How to comply with your obligations under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Modification to a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment

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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