Under the provisions of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program Canada, Canadian employers are allowed to recruit temporary foreign workers in the absence of qualified Canadian workers, who are the permanent residents of Canada. This program is administered in partnership with the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and carefully regulated through the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. 



The Temporary Foreign Workers Program the following streams-

  • Global Talent Stream 
  • High Wage positions 
  • Low Wage positions 
  • Agricultural workers 

The stream is decided by your employer. He must follow the following steps after deciding on it- 

  • Get a positive assessment of the effects of such an offer upon the labour market in the province of Quebec, from the government of Quebec. 
  • Obtain a positive LMIA from the Canadian government. 

Authorizations required by the workers to work temporarily– 

  1. Quebec Acceptance Certificate by the Government of Quebec. 
  2. Canada work visa issued by the Canadian government. 


The assessment of applications, under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program,  is done through the following steps- 

  • The applications are assessed by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), through its Service Canada processing centers. 
  • The ESDC assesses applications from employers who request to hire foreign workers on a temporary basis, followed by Labour Market Impact Assessments, to determine the possible effect of such workers on the Canadian Labour Market. 
  • The Temporary Foreign Worker Program Canada, assesses the impact of such workers by analysing the available information relating to the labour market according to the region, and occupation, recruitment by the employers, wages, and transfer of skills and knowledge to Canadian citizens
  • Questions about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are dealt with by Service Canada, through the Employer Contact Centers and conducting of inspections. 
  • The ESDC and Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) work closely, through agreements sharing information, that has an impact on the integrity of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Canada. 


  • Service Canada aims to provide all the applicants of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program with a positive experience, and hence, addresses labour shortages in Canada through its various delivery streams, to meet the needs of Canadian business. 
  • The processing time for Labour Market Impact Assessment applications may vary depending on the number of applications received under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. The processing time however, could be reduced by either submitting the application to the LMIA portal, or ensuring that the LMIA application is complete prior to submitting. 
  • The LMIA online portal allows the Canadian employers and Third Parties to submit an LMIA application to Service Canada. 
  • You will be able to go ahead with the application process which includes submitting documents, paying the fees, viewing decision letters, and reviewing previously submitted applications, after the creation of a job bank account. 
  • In case of not having a job bank account, you must sign up for one. 
  • The status of your application could be checked by logging in to the online LMIA portal. 
  • Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is responsible for issuing of Canada work visas upon receiving a positive decision on the LMIA application. 
  • Therefore, not all positions are approved by the IRCC result in the issuance of a Canada Work Visa. 


The National Occupation Classification (NOC) system is used to identify and categorize occupations, depending on the basis of the required TEER (training, education, experiences, and responsibilities required to work in a given occupation) category. 

  • The National Occupation Classification (NOC) can be defined as the national reference used for occupations in Canada. 
  • It therefore, puts in place, a systematic classification structure that is used in categorizing the entire range of occupational activity in Canada. 
  • Such occupational information is of immense significance, when talking about the labour market and career intelligence, in addition to skill development, labour supply, and demand analysis. 
  • Every 10 years, the NOC structural revisions undergo significant planning. 


This is the application process meant for the skilled workers who wish to eventually become permanent citizens of Canada. 

Following are the steps required to immigrate to Canada as a Quebec skilled worker– 

  • Make an application to the Government of Quebec for a Quebec Selection Certificate. 
  • You will be assessed according to the rules of the province of Quebec. 
  • The certificate therefore, confirms that you have been selected as an immigrant to Canada. 

It must be noted that these steps are valid when you are applying for permanent residence in Canada. When you have applied for permanent residence, including submission of police certificates, you are eligible to apply. 


  • Create a permanent residence online application portal account.
  • Fill out all available digital forms. 
  • Fill out the PDF forms and upload them online. 
  • Print and complete them, sign them by hand. 
  • Submit a ‘Use of Representative’ form, in case you dont have one. 
  • Sign it either digitally or by hand, and get your immigration representative do the work. 
  • After reading the declaration, you must type your own name (this is a legal requirement). 
  • You need one photo for each applicant in the application.
  • In case of technical issues, contact the authorities through a web form. 
  • Get your biometrics done, and pay the biometrics fees. 
  • Submit your online application with supporting documents, and payment of fees. 
  • The IRCC processes your application in due time.
  • Upon approval of application, you will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR), and permanent residence visa. 
  • Prepare for arrival (carry travel documents and valid passport). 


The International Mobility Program and the Temporary Foreign Workers Program are somewhat similar in terms of functioning. The tenets of the International Mobility Program are carefully listed below-

  • It gives the temporary foreign workers having a Canada open work permit, to work in Canada, without the need of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
  • This program does not show preference for specific applicants based on differing wages. 
  • Employers, under this program, may hire a foreign worker by providing a transition plan. 
  • The processing time for this program is barely two weeks, while LMIA approved applications take more than a month to process applications. 


  • An LMIA is required for Temporary Foreign Workers Program, while it is not needed for IMP. 
  • Under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, employers can hire only workers with close work permits, while IMP hires workers with an open work permit. 
  • Under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program Canada, the processing time is usually longer and extends up to few months. 

Therefore, because of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program Canada, Canadian employers are able to hire foreign workers on a temporary basis, to fill the gaps in the Canadian labour market. In this way, this program serves as a major benefit to the Canadian government, and the employment sector. 


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