Each year, more than 300,000 foreign workers come to work in Canada on Temporary Work Permits.
In order to work in Canada on a temporary basis, most foreign workers require a work permit.
For foreign workers, an offer of employment from a Canadian employer is usually required before the worker may be granted a Temporary Work Permit by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). There are several steps to this process. Depending upon the foreign worker’s country of citizenship, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) may also need to be obtained in order to enter Canada.
- Step 1: Employer applies for Labour Market Impact Assessment, if necessary.
- Step 2: Employer extends Temporary Job Offer.
- Step 3: Foreign Worker applies for Work Permit.
- Step 4: Work Permit is issued.