Today, we are going to briefly show you how to hire temporary foreign workers in Canada as a Canadian employer. There are basically three (3) steps to hire temporary foreign workers:
- Submit an offer of employment or get an LMIA.
- Ask the worker to apply for a work permit.
- Inform the worker of what to expect from their application.
Submit an Offer of Employment or Get an LMIA
As an employer, the first thing you should do is to find out whether you need LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).
The Labour Market Impact Assessment acts as permission for employers in Canada to employ foreign workers just provided they can prove that no citizen or resident of Canada was ready, willing, or capable to take up the job.
If the LMIA is not required, then you’ll have to submit an offer of employment and also pay for the employer compliance fee via the Employer Portal.
Give the foreign worker that you intend to hire the offer of employment number that you received. The foreign worker will use the number to apply for his/her work permit.
In some cases, employers are not required to submit an offer of employment neither are they required to pay for employer compliance fee. You have to find out if you are exempted.
Ask The Worker To Apply For a Work Permit
As soon as you receive your offer of employment number or LMIA number, send all the details to the foreign worker alongside the job offer. The information will be used to apply for a work permit.
Employers that are exempted from the employer compliance process can easily send the foreign worker employment contract. The foreign worker can also use it to apply.
Inform the Worker Of What To Expect From The Application
Inform the foreign worker that he/she will receive a letter of introduction after their Canada work permit has been approved. The foreigner’s actual work permit will be issued to him/her when they arrive in Canada at the Port Of Entry by a border services officer.
If the foreign worker is already in Canada and also eligible to apply, then the work permit will be mailed to them.
I hope the article above was able to teach you how to hire temporary foreign workers in Canada? Feel free to use the comment section if you have any questions or suggestions.