Hire a temporary foreign worker

Find the right program to hire a temporary foreign worker, discover what to do after you hire them and learn how to help them extend their work permit.

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LMIAs and how to hire a temporary foreign worker

Find out if you need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire a temporary foreign worker, how to get help and which hiring program fits your needs.

Hire a worker through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Find out what to do after you get a positive LMIA and how to hire in Quebec.

Hiring through the International Mobility Program

Find out how to submit an offer of employment when you don’t need an LMIA and what the next steps are.

Hire skilled youth through International Experience Canada

How to fill temporary positions quickly with skilled foreign youth between the ages of 18 and 35

International Mobility Workers Unit: Help for employers

Get an opinion on whether or not you qualify for an LMIA or work permit exemption when the foreign worker you want to hire is outside Canada and from a visa-exempt country.

Extend a temporary foreign worker’s permit

Find out what you and the temporary foreign worker must do, including submitting forms, paying fees, and renewing online or with a paper application.

How to benefit from the Global Skills Strategy

Find out who can participate and how a temporary foreign worker can get their application processed in 2 weeks.


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