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Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

The TFWP is intended to help Canadian employers recruit foreign workers in response to labour market shortages.

TFWP is made up of four streams: High-skilled workers, Low-skilled workers, the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program(Agri-Food Pilot), and the Live-In Caregiver Program.

Foreign workers must have an approved job offer and a work permit before arriving in Canada under the TFWP.

IRCC works with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to ensure foreign workers do not take jobs for which Canadian citizens or permanent residents are available. Canadian employers intending to hire a foreign worker must obtain prior approval.  This is done by applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

We at 5 River Immigration Services helps Skilled Worker/ Labourers (job seeker) and employers in the recruitment process for securing favourable LMIAs and applying for Canada work permits and related Canada visa(s).

In some cases, Foreign Workers may qualify to work in Canada without an LMIA under various programs, such as the “International Mobility Program”
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Options for Family Members to Work in Canada

A TFWP Canada work permit holder’s family may come with them to Canada.

Canada Work Permit for Spouse: All family members must complete their own application forms, but they can be submitted together. If a family member wants to work in Canada, they will need their own Canada work permit.

Open Work Permit/Study Permit: In certain cases, spouses or common-law partners are eligible for an open work permit. If a temporary foreign worker’s children would like to study in Canada, they need a study permit.

An open work permit allows the holder to work in any job with any employer with limited exceptions. An open work permit also means the holder’s employer does not need an LMIA.

A spouse’s eligibility for an open work permit depends on the skill level of the temporary foreign worker’s job. A high-skilled foreign worker’s spouse could be eligible for an open work permit, provided the foreign worker is authorized to work in Canada for at least six months.

A low-skilled worker’s spouse will only be eligible for an open work permit through an active pilot project. Dependent children are only eligible for an open work permit through an active pilot project.

Canadian employers wishing to hire a temporary foreign worker, or candidates who have been offered a job by a Canadian employer should complete our Free Online Evaluation for an assessment of your needs.

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