The Temporary Foreign Worker Units (TFWU) offer guidance ONLY to employers and/or their authorized representatives seeking to employ foreign workers who may be exempted from obtaining a work permit or from the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) - Service Canada (SC) Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process.
In cases where employers believe a LMIA or work permit exemption may apply, they can request an assessment (“opinion request”) provided the foreign worker is from a visa-exempt country and is currently outside Canada.
Requests and supporting documentation must be submitted at least 30 days prior to date of entry and can be e-mailed. The TFWUs will respond to LMIA and/or work permit exemption enquiries only.
- Toronto (serving Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
Toronto Temporary Foreign Worker Unit
Montreal (serving Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador)
Montreal Temporary Foreign Worker Unit
Employers' RoadmapThis roadmap is a guide for employers in small to medium-sized enterprises interested in hiring foreign workers.
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