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Temporary Work Permits for Foreign Workers in Canada

One of the most often asked questions is how do I find a job in Canada? In fact many people ask us how they can secure a job here
in Canada before starting the immigration process so that they’ll have a job to go to as soon as they land in Canada.

Before we get into how you could go about doing that let’s turn the tables around and look at this from the perspective of the
owner of a Canadian company.

One day he gets a resume and cover letter in the mail applying for a position available at the company. The cover letter further
goes on to state that the applicant isn’t currently living in Canada but is planning to apply for immigration shortly and would
like a job offer from the company.

Now picture yourself as the owner of the company. You’re thinking great…. I’m going to offer this person a job even though I don’t know when they’re going to apply for Canadian immigration. If they actually do apply for immigration to Canada, I’m not the slightest bit sure that they’re even going to be here by the end of this year or the next, if they make it at all.

You are basically expecting a person to choose an uncertain, undecided potential worker over the hundreds of applicants he has
to choose from locally.

I’m sure you’d agree that going about looking for a job in Canada before you even immigrate is futile and a waste of time.

UNLESS….

One of the exceptions to this rule would be if you had a PhD or other invaluable experience in a very specialized field, and that
because of the extremely specialized nature of your work, local Canadian talent would be hard to come by. In cases such as these, get in touch with us and we should be able to expedite the entire immigration process for you with our legal referrals. link

So what does one do? I  tell you it’s either Action or Nothing.

Action

1. Be an Entreprenuer

2. Go for post secondary program for 2 yrs and you will have 3 yrs of work permit issue thereafter. During study you can work part time. ( Brandon University in Manitoba is the cheapest one to study)

3. Perhaps you need to get inside information of employers applying for pre-approval of hiring foreign skilled workers or
those employers applying for LMO to service Canada.Immigration consultant handling this type of employers application for pre- approval & LMO and placement companies involved thereafter hiring of foreign skilled workers( with pre-approval or LMO for employers) can get you good lead.This could be either for work permit for fix period or permanent job with AEO.ON,BC, NB, Nova scotia and Quebec itself are a tough provinces to get in, and its employers do not issue AEOs easily. However, I suggest you try and go for SK and MB. They are growing, a lot of new jobs in different fields are created there, and job offers along with PNP
certificates are issued pretty easily. Also look out for Canada recruitment fairs in Europe. You have to register in advance, they
are normally held in May-June and in November.

Follow this link, Destination Canada  Also please check http://www.manitoba.ca and http://www.immigration.gov.sk.ca
Do Nothing

Well, not absolutely nothing.

If….. as is the case with most skilled workers, you want to find a job before landing in Canada and you cannot find a job before
starting the process, then you can still act to mitigate as much risk as possible, by applying for jobs much later in the process.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do some research about the economic atmosphere in Canada, and about the industry that you
work in right now of course.

Start the immigration process first and then apply for a job when the immigration process is close to complete. We will tell you
that there should now only be 2 to 3 months or more before your permanent resident visa’s are issued and it should be at this time that you start to look for a job in Canada.

Why don’t you take your first step now by getting a Canadian style resume?

Once you’ve done that, take a look at this page, which will give you a brief overview of Ontario’s economy.

 

 

NOTE: that our partner law firm does not assist in finding job
offers, they assist with the process of obtaining a work permit
for those who already have an existing job offer.

How to get in touch with ‘real’ Canadian employers?

Question in Detail:  Dears,  I have got Canadian immigrant visa, and I plan to come to Canada in November 2012. At the moment, I am in process of finishing a project in Yemen for a multinational. I have over 7 years of experience in managing IT, Logistics projects, and operations managmenet in 4 different countries. Of course, I would looking for work in my areas of expertiese mentioned above. I have sent my CV through a few online job portals, but haven’t received any response. I am wondering if that’s the best way to find work in Canada. Can somebody please help me with 1. determining if I can arrange a job before arrival to Canada? 2. what is the best way to approach companies (oil and gas for instance) 3. are there any job agencies that can put me in touch with companies or businesses (I am ready to pay for their service). Thanks very much in advance for help. S.

Re.

You have the million dollar question or the four  more requested  questions !

1.  Best way to find work in Canada

2.  Arrange a job before arrival to Canada

3.  Best way to approach companies

4.  Job agencies that can put me in touch with companies or businesses

Best way to find work in Canada

Want to work in Canada?

Non-Canadians can become eligible to work in Canada by becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada or obtaining a temporary work permit:

The best way to get a job now is the same as in the ’70s and the ’80s—word of mouth. ”HR and managers are too picky or too precise with candidates. However, I think there are a couple of things that could help job-seekers that go beyond networking.  1) Be willing to accept a job at a lower salary and outside of your field, you can always move up (or out) once you prove your skills and build a reputation/references 2) Similarly, try to get in with a company that develops their employees and promotes from within.

Another super trick is to do the online application, wait a week, then call the HR dept. Ask them when they are starting to schedule interviews. Call back on that date and say, “I am calling to schedule my interview.” Be proactive, in other words. Always ask about the next step.

Non-Canadians can become eligible to work in Canada?

 Permanent Residents

•   Permanent resident status can be obtained independently or, in some cases, with the help of an employer •    Permanent residents have the same rights and freedoms as Canadian citizens (with a couple of exceptions). They may work for any employer in Canada and may stay in Canada indefinitely.

Foreign Workers Requiring Work Permits

•   Require a job offer and employer assistance to obtain a temporary work permit

•    Can obtain a work permit through one of many ways that vary according to citizenship and the job

•    May apply to become Permanent Residents
The chances of obtaining a work permit increase according to demand for your skills in Canada. Skills shortages are determined by local labour market information and needs. Generally, people with specialized skills which are in short supply in are sought after and will have an easier time with the application process.

What are my chances? There are a number of programs that may make the work permit application process faster and easier for the employer, making it easier for them to get you to Canada.

NAFTA Professionals Citizens of the US and Mexico may be eligible for a work permit under the provisions of NAFTA. NAFTA applies to certain professionals meeting certain education and experience requirements. If you fit the criteria and have a job offer from a Canadian company, this may be a good option for you. You may even be able to apply for this work permit upon entry to Canada (at the airport or border crossing) with the right documentation in hand.

Expedited Labour Market Opinion (E-LMO) program    If your occupation falls within one of these categories, your employer may apply for an expedited labour market opinion. The regular labour market opinion process (not expedited) can take up to six months. The expedited process can be as quick as two weeks. The first step is for your employer to apply to become eligible for the program. These applications are made to a government department called Service Canada. Once they have offered you the position, they apply for the E-LMO. Service Canada then produces a document called the Labour Market Opinion which you then use to apply for the work permit itself.

BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

If your long-term goal is to become a permanent resident of Canada, then this may be an option to investigate. Your employer must be willing to sponsor you for permanent resident status. They must make you a permanent job offer and must meet the criteria to be an eligible employer. Your occupation must be either in management, a skilled professional, or in the skilled trades. The process has multiple stages, including:

1.    BC PNP application (joint application between you and the employer) 2.    Application for a work permit (processing times will vary depending on your citizenship and whether or not you also need a visa to travel to Canada)
3.    Application for permanent residence. Step 1 will take six to eight weeks and after step 2, you may begin working in Canada. You can make the application for permanent residence after your arrival in Canada and, if all moves smoothly, become a permanent resident within the next year. Occupations under Pressure If your occupation is considered an occupation under pressure, the employer will need to prepare less documentation to prove they have been unable to find a Canadian or permanent resident to fill the position. The shortages in these occupations are documented and already known. The processing time for applications (called a Labour Market Opinion) under this program are still quite long — approximately six months. The application process may begin once you’ve been offered the position or possibly already be underway. Once approved, Service Canada produces a document called the Labour Market Opinion which you then use to apply for the work permit itself.  Also note that your credentials must be recognized by the relevant professional association or regulatory body, if applicable. There may be a registration process to ensure you can officially work in your profession.
The work permit application process in Ontario

To work anywhere in Canada, you need to get a social insurance number (SIN) from Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

You don’t need a work permit if you’re a permanent resident. You do need a temporary work permit if you’re staying and working just a short time or seasonally in Ontario.

In some situations, students are able to work while studying and after graduating.  If you plan on working temporarily in Ontario after you graduate, you will need a work permit.   

Obtain an Application for Work Permit

Here you can read more info that can  determine how to find a job in Ontario
The work permit application process in Canada has grown longer (especially in BC and Alberta) but it is still a relatively transparent and easy to understand process. Understanding the basics will help you and your potential employer plan for the best option and hopefully get you here and working (happily) quickly.

Arranging a job before arrival to Canada

How to get pre-arranged employment in  Canada?

The role of your research is always being important if do correct research according to your desire then you always find correct. The second most important aspect that your curriculum vista and resume should be prepared affective that can be able to find something interesting for the employer and it should reached in correct hand. During searching job you would have enough information about the company that will help you in an interview.

The second best way to find a job in Canada  is through job search networking specially using the internet. Remember this: your ability to network to locate jobs is an important career skill to master. The internet  it is a great tool to be used in conjunction with other job search methods. There is still nothing like the old fashioned person to person networking. Creating a real life relationship is the best way to find a job.

FACTS

Don’t confused buying an AEO with arranged employment. Canadian High Commissions (CHC) is not stupid, in most cases dependen where you from they are refused.  Over 75% in ND and Hong Kong for AEO applicants.  Unlikely that you would get your money back if they promised you that.

In order to be considered for Arranged Employment, you must include the necessary documents (e.g., HRSDC confirmation) with your SW application at its time of submission. In other words, if you need the extra points (and/or the requirement for sufficient settlement funds to be waived), you must obtain and confirm an offer of indeterminant, full-time employment, within a Designated Occupation (for which your skills match), prior to considering a Skilled Worker application.

Now here´s the kicker – most Canadian employers will not consider hiring foreign nationals without status in Canada, as there are (typically) enough locals to fill the vacancies. However, if you have a unique skill set (particularly if you are in the IT industry), and/or a friend (or family member, friend of family member, etc) in a position to offer you arranged employment in Canada, then you may be one of the (very) lucky few who are able to make such arrangements.

More likely, this option of arranged employment is nothing more than a pipe dream, and you would be better off improving your score through some other means (e.g., improving your language skills, upgrading your education, etc), and/or increasing your net worth (please keep in mind that home equity, in many cases, can be considered when assessing one´s available settlement funds), rather than chasing this dream (sorry).

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Work in Canada:intra-company transfers

Canada allows for the transfer of certain employees (executives, senior managers and specialized knowledge workers) to the Canadian branch, subsidiary or affiliate of an international company, without the involvement of HRSDC.  In an intra-company transfer, a company transfers an employee to work temporarily in a different office, often in another country.

An Intra-Company Transfer work permit or procedure (ICT or ICP) is applicable for the transfer of key staff into a Canadian subsidiary company. Staff involved in an intra-company transfer must have been employed by their overseas company for at least one year prior to an intra-company transfer application being made. Furthermore the links with the overseas company must be evidenced and it is necessary to provide evidence that the Intra-Company Transfer assignee possesses the relevant company knowledge, experience and necessary qualifications in order for a transfer to the position to be fulfilled.
The details of your qualifications and of the nature of the job offer would determine the available avenues for employment authorization at the Canadian division of your company.

However, there are varying provisions which can allow you to transfer to a Canadian affiliate or subsidiary of your foreign employer. Although specific provisions for Intra-Company Transferees exists under NAFTA, GATS, and Significant Benefit to Canada, there are also additional provisions specific to your occupation which could prove to be preferable.

Each of the above provisions have differing individual requirements.

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, specialized information publisher, and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an Paid Content or Informational Services run by Hineni Media
 

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Canada Foreign Employees Handbook: A Guide to Success

A Guide to Success

Résumé/CV Examples: You will find a cross section of samples to give an idea of what works when seeking employment either permanent or temporary individually or with an agency.

The Immigration Control Act
Training and Certification by field
Credentials assesment and recognition
Information about Canadian starndards and job opportunities
How to pursue full certification
Where to get further educational training
Canadian Languages training
Tax
General Law
Labor Contracts
Retirement
Wages
Working Hours
Dismissal
Labor Union
Industrial Injury
Health Insurance

Both Foreign Workers and their welcoming country might hold prejudices

The number of Foreign Trained Professionals working cross-border continues to increase despite the current global economic pressures on domestic employees. This can create great strain on both Foreign Workers and the local workforce. An example was construction workers taking part in wildcat strikes at power stations in Nottinghamshire and Kent (England). This incident illustrates one kind of prejudice, in the guise of economic resentment, an foreign employee may often experience.

Why cultural differences can spark confusion for Foreign Employees

Prejudice can also be found by Foreign Employees in many other areas such as spouse and children not being readily accepted in local communities and at schools. In the working environment female expatriates may encounter cultures where the attitude to women is very different from that with which they are familiar.

In general, being different in terms of ability to adapt to local culture and business customs can also result in the Foreign Employees and their family experiencing psychological disorientation. However, one should not underestimate the impact on the welcoming population. Economic resentment aside it is harder to open one’s arms to Foreign Employees who have not even tried to learn the local language.

How can employers and Foreign Employees get ready to meet a new culture?

So how do employers try to help their Foreign Employees with their self-orientation? Partly the employer needs to ensure they have a rigorous selection process that in addition to technical skill sets will also take into account relationship skills and an ability to adapt behaviour easily.

In addition, the employer need to be prepared to invest in international training such as cultural awareness that prepares employees for their new environment. This might include cross-cultural adaptability training for the Foreign Employees and their spouse and children, practicing non-verbal communication, being respectful to one another, being open minded and non-judgemental.

As part of this training strategy employers should also consider extending this type of training to local  employees who are expected to welcome the Foreign Employees. It works both ways or it does not work at all.

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Temporary foreign workers in crisis: Should they stay, or go?

Temporary foreign workers in crisis: Should they stay, or go?

Only citizens and permanent residents of Canada are entitled to work in Canada without any special document. Each year about 90,000 persons come into Canada to work in a temporary resident capacity.

The Temporary Foreign Worker program (TFW) allows employers to hire foreign workers to meet their human resource needs when Canadian workers are not readily available. The Program is jointly administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Human Resources and Social Development Canada/Service Canada (HRSDC/SC), and operates under the authority of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations (IRPA).

The HRSDC/SC’s role with respect to the entry into Canada of temporary foreign workers is to provide employers and CIC with a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) which describes the impact the entry of a temporary foreign worker would have on the Canadian labour market. HRSDC/SC assesses employer requests against set criteria such as recruitment efforts for Canadian workers and confirms that wages and working conditions are consistent with those prevailing in Canada for the occupation. If HRSDC/SC confirms that there are not enough Canadian citizens or permanent residents available to fill the jobs, a positive LMO is issued. The foreign national can then proceed and apply to CIC for a work permit. Employers will still be required to first advertise for Canadian workers to ensure that Canadians and permanent residents are given the opportunity to apply for available positions. However, employers will only need to advertise on the Job Bank, Canada’s national job website for at least seven days, or conduct similar recruitment activities. For certain low-skilled occupations, employers have to satisfy both conditions. An employer seeking to hire a temporary foreign worker for an occupation which appears on a regional occupations list is still required to obtain an LMO from HRSDC/SC and will still need to satisfy all other Foreign Worker Program criteria (e.g. wages and working conditions) in order to receive a positive LMO (i.e. confirmation).

Canada’s temporary foreign worker program, until 2002, allowed only skilled workers, seasonal agricultural workers and live-in caregivers to come. As the economy was expanding in the late 1990s, several industries, particularly in Western Canada, started to voice concern about the difficulties of finding workers, and the federal government extended the program to low-skill workers. Since then, it has become increasingly easier to hire temporary foreign workers through an accelerated hiring procedure and a lengthening of the employment contract from 12 to 24 months. These changes substantially decreased the cost for employers to hire such workers relative to reaching for resident workers beyond the local market or through training. The policy changes had two consequences: The number of annual entries of temporary foreign workers increased exponentially since the new millennium (plus 41.6 per cent between 2000 and 2007), and entries shifted drastically toward lower skill levels. The proportion of temporary foreign workers who stated an occupation requiring less than secondary school or for which on-the-job training is provided increased by 120 per cent. When agricultural workers are excluded, the increase is 287 per cent. Meantime, the proportion of temporary foreign workers in occupations requiring university education plunged by 30 per cent.

The drastic slowdown in the economy will undoubtedly affect entries of these workers. But since the program is made up of different categories with different rules, the consequences for those already in Canada will be vastly different. University trained workers probably will not see much change, as most of them come through company job transfers. Seasonal agricultural workers also will be relatively unaffected as agricultural production is not likely to decrease as much as industrial production, and the activity is unlikely to become suddenly attractive to Canadian workers. But what about the medium-skill and low-skill workers who came to Canada under conditions very similar to the ones in place in European countries 40 years ago? Countries with “guest worker” programs in the 1960s and 1970s were highly criticized for not running proper immigration policy and solving their labour-market adjustment problems on the backs of workers from poorer countries. European countries terminated their temporary foreign worker programs for low-skill workers decades ago because of the unavoidable adverse consequences when economies slowed down.

 Is Canada going to solve its 21st- century unemployment problem on the backs of workers from poorer countries? If the Canadian program was indeed designed to avoid those failures by focusing on skilled workers, it is hard to see how it will not lead to the same consequences. Research is clear: Temporary foreign worker programs aimed at low-skilled workers rarely have positive outcomes for all parties involved. There is no win-win-win solution for workers, employers and sending countries. Germany ended up legalizing about one million temporary foreign workers who could not be persuaded to go home when they lost their jobs. In America, when the Bracero program initiated in 1942 by the U.S. and Mexico was terminated in 1964 because technology had replaced unskilled workers on California farms, more than one million stayed illegally. Switzerland had a provision for transition from temporary to permanent residency after some years of uninterrupted work, and most temporary foreign workers stayed under that scheme. Whether legally or not, such workers tend not to go home.

Some categories of temporary foreign workers in Canada have access to permanent residency – skilled workers and live-in caregivers. Provincial nominee programs allow them to apply for permanent residency within various periods of time. The vast majority of temporary foreign workers, particularly the least skilled, don’t have access to permanent residency. In 2007, according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 9.6 per cent (19,400 out of 201,100) of the foreign workers moved from temporary to permanent status. By bowing to pressure from employers who could not find unskilled workers locally despite a national unemployment rate of more than 10 per cent, the Canadian government implemented a flawed system. No economy grows forever, and people are not goods. People do not cross borders back and forth just as demand changes like cars. Yet, unskilled temporary foreign workers are expected to leave – because that’s what their contract says. Countless experiences in OECD countries show that responding to short-term labour needs with a policy with long-term consequences does not work. At the very least, every temporary foreign worker should have a chance to become a permanent resident, not just those landing in the right province in the right category. Some argue that letting employers choose who enters is against all the principles that have shaped Canada as an immigration country. That would call for closing a program that was bound to fail and for better designed education, training and permanent migration policies.

Original of Dominique Gross  a professor in the Graduate Public Policy Program at Simon Fraser University.

Guest workers, migrant workers and seasonal foreign in Canada

“You shall not abuse a needy and destitute laborer, whether a fellow countryman or a stranger in one of the communities of your land.”  Deuteronomy 24:14

“Build your home in such a way that a stranger may feel happy in your midst.”  Theodor Herzl, August 6, 1896

Introduction

Guest workers are persons who typically travel (legally or illegally) to a country with much more preferred job prospects than the one in which they currently reside. In part because of the negative connotations associated with these terms in North America (US and Canada), it has been argued that these workers are brought in as cheap labour to fill jobs that might readily be filled domestically.

Most guest workers, migrant workers and seasonal foreign  work in Canadian farms. They are migrant farm workers.

Who are the Migrant Farm Workers in Canada?

 Migrant farm workers work in Canada during the prime agricultural season to help plant, maintain, harvest or process produce. Also known as seasonal agricultural workers, migrant farm labourers, temporary workers, or guest workers, migrant farm workers may be here for up to eight months a year working up to seven days a week. Many return year after year, in some cases for over 20 years.

 As of 2003, Canada welcomed over 18,000 migrant farm workers, with 94% hosted by Ontario. Currently workers come from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, Antigua, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Montserrat and Mexico.

 These workers generally work and live on one farm throughout their stay. The majority of the workers are male, and all of them have wives or dependent families in their home countries who do not travel here with them but who depend on the money they send home from Canada.

All migrant workers will have to fill out a questionnaire and undergo a physical examination and fever check by two doctors before being cleared for departure to Canada. Seasonal workers from Mexico are critical to portions of Manitoba’s agriculture industry.

Many migrant workers are part of the Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (CSAWP), a Canadian federal program that brings migrant workers from Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean to work in the agricultural sector every summer.

The CSAWP began as a pilot project with Jamaica in 1966, when 264 Jamaican workers came to Ontario to harvest tobacco. The first Mexican workers arrived in Canada in 1974 after Mexico and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding.

The Mexican government plays a double role in this arrangement: it makes sure the program works smoothly, and it also functions as the representative of migrant agricultural Mexican workers in Canada.

For Caribbean workers, the program is run jointly with the governments of the participating Caribbean states, which recruit workers and appoint representatives in Canada to assist in the program’s operations. Workers come from Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (Grenada, Antigua, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Monserrat).

For Guatemalan workers, the project was established in 2003 through an agreement with FERME (Foundation of Recruiting Enterprises of Foreign Agricultural Labor), which also lobbies the Canadian government for Canadian farm owners, under the supervision of the Department of Human Resources Development of Canada.

According to the Canadian United Farm and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), 20,274 migrant workers came to Canada in 2005: 11,798 came from Mexico and 5,916 from Jamaica; the rest came from Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). In 2004, fewer than three per cent of participants in this program were women. In 2009, the number of migrant workers in Canada is expected to be over 156,000.

The temporary workers visa allows them to work only on a specified farm and for a limited period of time. Mexicans and Jamaicans can stay for a maximum of eight months.

Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) in Canada

Notice: Effective April 27, 2009, employers who wish to retain a Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) beyond the term of their current work permit must apply for a NEW LMO at least four months before the permit expires. Service Canada no longer issues Extensions to a Labour Market Opinion (LMO).

To learn more about this change and what it means for employers and TFWs, click on the following link: Temporary Foreign Worker Program – What’s New.

Applying as a temporary foreign worker

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program is administered by two federal government departments, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Service Canada) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The TFW Program provides an opportunity for:

  • Foreign workers to work in Canada temporarily.
  • Canadian employers to address short-term labour shortages by temporarily hiring foreign workers.

In most cases, non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents require work permits from Citizenship and Immigration Canada before working. Temporary foreign workers from certain countries must also obtain a temporary resident visa before arriving in Canada. See Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website for information on who is eligible to receive a work permit and how to apply.

As a temporary foreign worker, your employer has a role in the application process. Before you receive a work permit, your Alberta employer may have to obtain a Labour Market Opinion (LMO – an approval to hire a foreign worker) from the federal government. Once your employer sends an LMO to you along with an offer of employment, you can apply for a work permit at the designated Canadian visa office.

Some foreign workers can be admitted to work in Canada without their employer having to obtain an LMO. Citizenship and Immigration Canada determines whether an occupation falls under this category.

Arriving: Information for temporary foreign workers in Alberta

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada website includes some information to help temporary foreign workers arriving in Canada. For example, there are some documents that you may need when you enter and work in Canada.

As a temporary foreign worker, your employer is responsible for making sure that you are covered by medical and health insurance and worker’s compensation when you arrive in Canada.

All workers, including temporary foreign workers, are covered by provincial Employment Standards. In general, occupations in Alberta are covered by Occupational Health and Safety legislation (some exceptions are farm workers, housekeepers and nannies). Visit the Canada Immigration website for further information or www.hinenimedia.memberlodge.org for services .