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Hire a Temporary Foreign Worker in a Low Wage Position

Hire a Temporary Foreign Worker in a Low Wage Position
Hiring Temporary Foreign Worker to Canada

Would like to hire a Temporary Foreign Worker in your company but don’t know which route to take? There are many things that employers must determine before attempting to hire a temporary foreign worker. One of those things is the wage you will be paying this temporary foreign worker. For the purposes of this blog I will be talking about the low-wage positions. Let’s take a look at how the wages are determined for low paying jobs.

What to Consider when Hiring Temporary Foreign Worker to Canada

If you wish to hire a temporary foreign worker in your company, you must first determine whether you have a need for a foreign worker or not. Firstly, you have to determine whether or not this position can be taken on by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. There are many ways of doing this as previously explained in the blogs section of our websites. If and when you establish that you have not found anyone in Canada that would carry out the position you are hiring for after doing extensive research, you may be allowed to hire a temporary foreign worker. This has to be determined by applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) through the Employment and Social Development Canada and Service Canada. However, determination of labour shortage may not allow you to bring your foreign worker into Canada. You must apply for a work permit given that you receive a positive labour market impact assessment.

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High Wage and Low Wage Streams for LMIA Applications

High Wage and Low Wage Streams for LMIA Applications
Hiring Temporary Foreign Worker to Canada?

Are you an employer who wants to hire a temporary foreign worker? As you may know, you may need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment before you may hire a foreign worker. If you need help determining the differences between the High-wage and Low-wage Streams, continue reading this blog. You will find useful information about which stream is best suited to your situation.

What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment?

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is an assessment conducted by Service Canada. You may need to obtain a positive LMIA before you may hire a temporary foreign worker. A positive LMIA shows that there are currently no Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are willing or available to do the job due to a temporary labour or skill shortage. With a positive LMIA and other documents, a temporary foreign worker can successfully apply for a work permit to come and work in Canada for that employer.

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