Temporary Foreign Worker

Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program is administered by Service Canada, Human Resource and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC). There are two types of work permit: Open work permit and employer specific work permit. Open work permit allows an individual to work for any employer in Canada. There are certain categories of foreign nationals who are eligible for an open work permit (Temporary Foreign Worker). Employer specific work permit is for individuals who have a job offer from a Canadian employer. The foreign national can work only for the same employer for which a work permit is issued.

For an employer specific work permit, there are certain requirements which a foreign national has to meet in order to be eligible for a work permit.

  • Your employer has to get a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from HRSDC.
  • You must meet the general requirements for entering and staying in Canada as a temporary resident.
  • You must apply for a work permit based on the positive determination of LMIA (Temporary Foreign Worker) application by HSDC as per R11 of Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR).

For more information on how to get an employer specific work permit, please contact our office and we will be more than happy to assist you in this regards.


LMIA Application

Service Canada has recently made lots of changes in the LMIA application process, making it complex. The refusal rate has increased significantly due to these changes. It is highly recommended to hire the services of a professional. We have processed lots of applications and have wide experience in the process. We can help you prepare the application after assessing your case.

Temporary Foreign Worker – Your rights

Canadian law protects all workers in Canada, including temporary foreign workers like you. Some of your rights requires that  your employer

  • must pay you for your work (including overtime, where required);
  • must make sure that your workplace is safe;
  • must give you proper break time and days off;
  • cannot force you to perform duties for which you were not hired or trained;
  • cannot take your passport or work permit away from you; and
  • cannot threaten to have you deported from Canada or to change your immigration status

Obligations as an employer

The employer must be able to demonstrate that any information provided in the context of an LMIA application, including any supporting documentation, was accurate. Note that employers, not third parties submitting requests for LMIAs on behalf of employers, are responsible for the accuracy of all information submitted on the LMIA application.
our experienced staff will educate and guide you about your responsibilities as an employer and compliance process.Consequences of non-compliance
The employer must be able to demonstrate that any information provided in the context of an LMIA application, including any supporting documentation, was accurate. Note that employers, not third parties submitting requests for LMIAs on behalf of employers, are responsible for the accuracy of all information submitted on the LMIA application.

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