Labour shortages can cause a significant hardship for any company. With CIP’s help you can tap into the global marketplace to find any employee you might need. We’re here to help you navigate the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or TFWP.
In order to do this, you must demonstrate that there is a genuine shortage by completing a Labour Market Impact Assessment or LMIA. CIP has helped many companies just like yours complete this vital step. Our LMIAs have a high rate of acceptance. In some cases, we may be able to help you take advantage of LMIA exceptions.
Next, we will help you navigate all of the other requirements that you must meet in order to hire temporary foreign workers. These include wage and advertising requirements.
Your company will be able to take advantage of one of two programs:
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
- For employers to fill jobs in cases where qualified Canadians are not available
- Unilateral and discretionary
- Labour Market Impact Assessment must be obtained
- Lead department ESDC
- No reciprocity, based on labour market needs for specific occupations and regions
- Employer-specific work permits (foreign workers are tied to one employer)
- Uses wage instead of National Occupational Classification (NOC) to determine applicability
International Mobility Program
- To advance Canada’s broad economic and cultural national interest
- Based largely on multilateral/bilateral agreements with other countries (e.g. NAFTA)
- No Labour Market Impact Assessment is required
- Lead department IRCC
- Based largely on reciprocity
- Work permits may be employer-specific or open, depending on the situation or agreement
- Does not stream by wage offered
Don’t waste another day. Get the help you need by contacting CIP to start the LMIA process today. You could be well on your way to making your company more productive, diverse, and successful than ever.