Sunwing says holiday travel disruptions caused by rejection of an LMIA

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 13:00:12 +0000

Sunwing Airlines is crediting the rejection of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) on December 9 as a major factor in widespread disruption to its passengers over the holiday season. In a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, an airline representative said that they had received over 7,000 complaints from […]

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Comparing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program against the International Mobility Program

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 13:00:44 +0000

Canada has more than 100 different options for foreign nationals looking to come to this country. Many of these pathways can be categorized under two general programs: the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). Both the TFWP and the IMP exist to aid Canada’s economic growth, yet these two programs […]

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How can I get a Canadian Significant Benefit Work Permit?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:00:55 +0000

Overview The Significant Benefit Work Permit (SBWP) is a special work permit available to workers whose hiring would deliver significant benefit to Canada, either economically, culturally and/or socially. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm As part of the International Mobility Program (IMP), applicants for the SBWP will not need […]

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Understanding and applying through specialized LMIA applications

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 12:00:44 +0000

As part of hiring a temporary foreign worker (TFW) in Canada—under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)—companies must submit a request for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This document is needed to hire a foreign worker and determine the impact of their hiring on the Canadian labour […]

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Canada introduces strengthened protections for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2022 12:00:13 +0000

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) alongside Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations concerning Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs). In all there are 13 amendments designed to strengthen protections for TFWs and enhance the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP). ESDC says these regulations will protect TFWs […]

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What is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 17:00:38 +0000

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a government program administered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); to allow companies to hire temporary foreign workers (TFWs) where there is a need for them in the Canadian labour force, and for foreign workers to seek employment with companies […]

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Expert advice to Canadian employers: Five tips to hire a foreign worker when a Canadian is not available

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:55:14 +0000

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) and a temporary work permit must be obtained before a foreign national can begin working for a Canadian employer under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The TFWP allows Canadian employers to address genuine labour shortages that have been corroborated by the federal government. LMIAs confirm that an employer has taken the required […]

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Quebec government pledges new funding to help businesses recruit temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:06:15 +0000

The Government of Quebec has announced nearly $55 million in funding to help in the recruitment and integration of temporary foreign workers. The government’s labour minister, Jean Boulet, said $20.9 million of that total will assist international recruitment efforts by businesses in the province. Quebec is facing a labour shortage unseen in more than 40 […]

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Canadian tech group welcomes move to make Global Talent Stream permanent

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 16:10:51 +0000

Canada’s Global Talent Stream pilot has been a “game-changer” for high-growth Canadian startups and the federal government’s proposal to make it permanent would be a welcome move, the Council of Canadian Innovators says.  Introduced in 2017 under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the Global Talent Stream works to fast track work visa applications for eligible […]

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Get your Labour Market Impact Assessment applications in or face further delays, government warns employers


Employers who require a Labour Market Impact Assessment under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program should submit their application “as soon as possible” in order to avoid worsening delays, the government says.  A notice published October 29 by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) says Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program “is currently experiencing an increased volume […]

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