Do you have a company in Canada? Are you interested in hiring foreign workers? If you said yes, maybe I can give you some guidance in how to do this. Have you ever visited the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website? If not, they now have a link explaining the steps involved in hiring a temporary foreign worker.
Basically, there are three steps involved in hiring a temporary foreign worker:
- Determine if you need to apply to a LMO (Labour Market Opinion);
- Advise the foreign worker to complete the work permit application;
- Once the foreign worker receives the visa, he/she flights to Canada with all the paperwork and then, the officer will issue a visa at Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) once you arrive.
Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately this is not the case. There are a lot of requirements to hire a foreign worker in Canada that each company should follow, and of course, lots of exceptions. However, if you don’t have time neither the resources to hire a foreign worker, you should ask for help.
There is a good website from Citizenship and Immigration Canada with detailed information that you can use to hire a temporary worker.
Please note that the information below is to be used only for companies in Canada interested in hiring foreign workers. If that’s not your case (I mean, if you’d like to live in Canada and you don’t know what to do, if you’d like to work in Canada and it is still looking for a company, if you’d like to work in Canada as a skilled worker), visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website and READ all the information provided. Here’s the list of temporary foreign worker units:
- Vancouver (serving British Columbia/Yukon Region)
- Calgary (serving Prairies/Northern Territories Region including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
- Toronto (serving Ontario region)
- Montreal (serving Quebec region)
- Moncton (serving Atlantic Region, including Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador)
If you did not understand anything, it is not time for you to immigrate to Canada – believe me!