Agriculture Stream

The Agricultural Stream allows employers to hire Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) for a maximum period of 24 months when Canadians and permanent residents are not available. You can only hire a temporary foreign agricultural worker in occupations and activities related to primary agriculture. Primary agriculture is defined as work duties that must: be performed within the boundaries of Read More…

Global Talent Stream

The Global Talent Stream is part of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program. It establishes a two-week standard for processing of work permit applications for highly skilled talent.   It is one of the pillars of Canada’s Global Skills Strategy, which aims to help innovative companies grow by ensuring they can access the highly skilled talent they need quickly. There arRead More…

Owner Operator

For many businesspersons around the world, Canada is the logical choice to embark upon a new business venture or for expanding an existing business.  Generally, to obtain a work permit, a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) must first be conducted and approved. As part of the LMIA process, Canadian employers must demonstrate that employing a foreign worker will have a positivRead More…

LMIA Overview

In most cases, a Canadian employer wishing to hire a foreign worker must first receive government approval before the hiring can take place. This comes in the form of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), formerly known as a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). In order to receive a positive LMIA, the Canadian government employee reviewing an application must determine that the hiring of a foreignRead More…

Regular LMIA

The LMIA process is different depending on whether the targeted employee is classified as “high-wage” or “low-wage”. Temporary foreign workers being paid under the provincial/territorial median wage are considered low-wage, while those being paid at or above are considered high-wage.  High-Wage Workers Employers seeking to hire high-wage workers must submit transition plans aloRead More…