Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

Academic

Post Secondary educational institutions in Canada can employ foreign academics to fulfill its staffing needs and adding in new knowledge and expertise to the Canadian educational system.

Examples of job positions that require LMIA are:

  • Management

  • Financial

  • administrative

 

There is special hiring basis developed by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in collaboration with universities, colleges and unions. These basis and shapes to consider the career development and employment in the education sector.

 

Agriculture

Agricultural Workers

The agriculture segment consolidates occupations that mirror an assortment of aptitude levels, along these lines there is a division of four distinct streams that outside rural specialists may fall under. Managers trying to enlist outside specialists, must pick one stream to apply under and guarantee that all criteria are fulfilled under the chose stream individually.

 

Regular Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP)

  • TFWs must be from Mexico or certain Caribbean nations

  • production must be a part of National Commodities List

  • work obligations must be in correspondence to primary agriculture activities

  • job roles can be either high or low skilled

 

Agricultural Stream

  • TFWs can be from any nation

  • production must be a part of National Commodities List

  • work obligations must be in correspondence to primary agriculture activities

  • job roles can be either high or low skilled

 

Stream for Low-wage Positions

  • production must not be included National Commodity List

  • employers can hire for any low-paid job role

 

Stream for High-wage Positions

  • production must not be included National Commodity List

  • employers can hire for any high-paid job role


 

NOTE: Employers must guarantee they meet the prerequisites for the specific steam that they plan to apply regardless of the stream that is picked for the Foreign worker.

 

In-Home Caregiver

 

Changes to the live-in-caregiver program have resulted in new caregiver program where families have the choice of employing caregivers to live in home or off residence.

 

Caregiver requirements:

  • Care on a full-time basis (at least 30 hours per week);

  • Work in the private family where care is being given; and

  • Meet the prerequisites set by ESDC/Service Immigration, IRCC.

 

Classifications of In-Home Caregiver

Caregivers for children

Children under 18 years old

 

Low-skilled job roles:

  • Home child caregivers (nannies)– lower skilled

  • Babysitter

  • Parent helpers

 

Caregivers for people with high medical needs elderly persons, 65 years of age or over; or people with disabilities, a chronic or terminal illness.

This category could include both high and low skilled job roles such as:

  • Registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse

  • Licensed practical nurse

  • Nurse aide or patient service associate

  • Home support worker

 

Employers must fulfill program requirements for both high and low paid positions, this includes paying the current wage rate for the job in the place where work will be performed undertaking important recruitment and promotion requirements for the stream.


 

Employers are required to use the median hourly wage for both low and high skilled job roles based on the province/territory and location. The job roles being offered, pay and location are the deciding criteria for whether an employee will need to apply for LMIA under the stream of low or high wage positions.


 

High-Wage Position

The stream for high wage positions has allowed employers to hire temporary foreign workers on a full-time basis (at least 30 hours a week) where the current wage rate is equal to or above the provincial/territorial median hourly wage rate where the job is to be performed.

Employers still must meet all the requirements of the stream for high wage workers.

Current wage rate is determined by the job role requirements and duties that are defined under that particular job title in the NOC. After deciding whether hiring a TFW for a high wage position, the employer must ensure that he meets all requirements for that particular stream.

 

Low-wage position

The stream for low wage positions has allowed employers to hire temporary foreign workers on full time basis (at least 30 hours a week) where the current wage rate is below the provincial/territorial median hourly wage rate where the job is to be performed. Employers still must meet all the requirements of the stream for low wage workers. Current wage rate is determined by the job role requirements and duties that are defined under that particular job title in the NOC. After deciding whether to hire a TFW for a high wage position or a low wage position the employer must ensure that he meets all requirements for that particular stream.

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