If you are a Canadian employer and have had trouble finding Canadian employees to staff your business, you're not alone. Many Canadian employers are seeking foreign workers to help alleviate current labour shortages.
Over the past few years, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly CIC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) have streamlined the process of hiring workers from abroad and made it increasingly time-efficient. It's simpler and faster than you probably think.
Your Options for Hiring Foreign Skilled Workers
It all starts with either a permanent or a temporary job offer from you.
- If you would like to hire foreign workers for full-time permanent positions, your future employees will need to complete the Canadian Immigration (permanent residence) process. There are several fast-track options to choose from. Learn more about your options.
- If you're looking to hire foreign workers on a temporary basis, your future employees can obtain Temporary Work Permit
- If you have been employing foreign workers on temporary work permits and would like to offer them full-time employment, they may be able to obtain Canadian Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visas through the Canadian Experience class the Quebec Experience Class(if applicable), a Provincial Nominee Program or a Skilled Worker Program
Have you already found a foreign worker who you wish to employ?
If you, as a Canadian employer, have already found a foreign worker to fill an opening your company, we can take care of the process for you to ensure that you meet all government regulations. Learn more about:
- Work Permit Service for temporary job offers.
- for permanent job offers.
- How to Write the Job Offer
Will you need to have your potential employees' internationally-obtained education and work experience assessed?
For certain occupations, internationally-trained workers and professionals must have their education and work experience credentials assessed and recognized by federal and provicial/territorial regulatory bodies before they can work in Canada. For many regulated occupations such as engineers, medical doctors, nurses, electricians, plumbers, veterinarians, and physiotherapists, foreign-trained workers may need to obtain additional certification before they can work in their fields.
- Learn more about foreign credential recognition in Canada