Toolkit: Canadian Employers Hiring Foreign Workers

As Canada’s workforce evolves, you may need to look abroad when there are no suitable job candidates locally. International talent can help fill labour shortages while bringing new skills or boosting your competitive edge. Canada’s flexible immigration system and innovative programs can help you attract and retain the right talent.

Hire a permanent foreign worker

What to do if you want to hire a foreign worker to:

  • fill a permanent position, or
  • support them in their application for permanent residence

Find more information about:

Hire a temporary foreign worker

Step 1: Does the worker need a work permit?

Step 3: Give the worker the information and documents they need to prepare their work permit application.

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