Hire a temporary worker through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program


As of December 31, 2018, all foreign workers will be required to provide biometrics information to obtain entry into Canada. For additional information about the biometrics program, please refer to: www.Canada.ca/biometrics

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

Find out if you need a Labour Market Impact Assessment

List of Labour Market Impact Assessment exemptions, how to find your exemption code and who to contact if you need help.

Ineligible employers

A list of employers who have had Labour Market Impact Assessments suspended or revoked.

Hire a temporary foreign worker in a high-wage or low-wage position

Hire a foreign worker where the wage being offered is below, at or above the median hourly wage.

Hire a temporary foreign agricultural worker

Apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment to hire a temporary foreign agricultural worker.

Hire a foreign in-home caregiver

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

Hire a skilled foreign worker

Hire skilled foreign workers and support their applications for permanent residence in Canada.

Hire a foreign academic

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

Hire top foreign talent through the Global Talent Stream

Hire the specialized and in-demand talent that you need to scale up and grow.

Hire in the province of Quebec

Hire a temporary foreign worker in the province of Quebec.

Refusal to process an application

Conditions which may justify that we cannot process your Labour Market Impact Assessment application.

Employer compliance

Your obligations, the conditions you must uphold as an employer and the consequences of non-compliance.

Voluntary disclosure

Inform us if you think you are not in compliance with the conditions of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Report abuses of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Anonymously report a case of potential abuse or misuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Business Legitimacy and other required documentation

Confirm you meet the requirements for business legitimacy and find out if other documents are needed.

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