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Temporary Foreign Worker Program: TFWP

The goal of Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is to fill short-term labour shortages and it is a last resort for employers to fill jobs for which qualified Canadians are not available.

To work in Canada as a TFW a job offer is required, and the employer must complete an LMIA to determine if hiring a foreign national will have a positive or negative impact on the Canadian economy. If the employer receives a positive LMIA, the worker must then apply for a Work Permit, temporary resident visa or other documentation that is required based on their nationality and the specific job they will be performing in Canada.

Some of the popular TFW programs are the

Canada’s immigration selection system tends to favour candidates who possess higher education, Canadian work experience and official language abilities. Certain work experience gained as a TFW could be eligible under the Canadian Experience Class and towards the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System score.

What's Your Express Entry Score?

Most temporary foreign workers leave at the end of their first Work Permit, but the tendency to stay longer in Canada is increasing. The duration of the stay of temporary foreign workers in Canada is strictly regulated by their Work Permit terms.

Government policies and regulations set the path for temporary residents remaining in Canada either as temporary or permanent. Each stream of temporary Work Permits targets specific industries, skill levels or countries involved in international agreements with Canada.

Travel Limits to Canada by Passenger Vessels

On April 6, Canada enacted new restrictions on passenger vessels entering Canadian waters in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These new travel limits to Canada ...

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How to Work as a Business Visitor to Canada

Recent #Megxit conversations about moving to Canada from England or America have mentioned the option to come to Canada as a business visitor. As visitors, you can remain in Canada ...

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New IRCC Rule to Protect Abused Immigrants Effective Immediately

IRCC announced two initiatives to protect vulnerable immigrants who are abused by their employer or victims of family violence. Open Work Permits for Abused Immigrants Effective ...

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How Can I Work in Canada Without A Work Permit?

Professionals who want to enter Canada may not need a work permit or LMIA if they qualify as a Professional under the NAFTA Business Visitor After Sales Service category R186(a). If ...

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How Can I Move to Canada As a Business Immigrant?

Canada's Business Immigration Program welcomes individuals who want to move to Canada and start a business or who want to be self-employed in Canada. It is managed under Immigration, ...

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Volunteering in Canada Without a Work Permit

Visitors to Canada cannot work in Canada without a work permit. Many visitors to Canada want to know if they can volunteer without a work permit. Sometimes the volunteer work involves ...

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We have been working on a very delicate situation in which a young temporary foreign worker was unfortunately seriously injured during an armed robbery and has left him requiring many surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. We are working hard to have this wonderful young man remain in Canada so he may continue to receive the level and quality of care he requires and deserves. As we navigate through the system, the guidance, compassion, commitment and concern that Evelyn and the entire team have provided, has been invaluable to us all. I feel truly fortunate and privileged to have Ackah Business Immigration Law on our side as their passion genuinely shines through.

– Peter Kilty, Parkland Fuel Corporation

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