Program delivery update: Temporary Foreign Worker Program

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

January 9, 2023

The instructions for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program have been restructured for easier reference. The overview page provides more information on Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), and the linkages between that department, the Canada Border Services Agency and IRCC.

The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Review page instructs officers on how to review the LMIA sections. The regulated or certified occupations page instructs officers on how to assess if an occupation is regulated and what steps to take. The instructions on LMIA suspensions and their effect on work permits was split into its own page. A new page on ESDC’s refusal to process procedures has been added.

Two pages were deleted as the information was duplicated in other instructions.

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