With a labour shortage in Canada, companies are looking for ways to fill the gap and continue growing their business. As a result, hiring foreign workers is becoming an increasingly popular option for many companies as it provides them with a ready source of skilled, motivated, hardworking employees.
Eligible foreign workers are allowed to work in Canada for a limited time if they have a valid work permit or authorization to work without a permit. In addition, Canadian employers can hire temporary foreign workers through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) or the International Mobility Program (IMP). The TFWP requires employers to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to verify that no Canadians or permanent residents can do the job. The IMP allows employers to hire foreign workers without an LMIA under various categories, such as free trade agreements, Canadian interests, refugees, and humanitarian reasons.
Young professionals can work in Canada through the International Experience Canada (IEC) Program. Recent graduates can work full-time for any employer in any occupation with a Post-Graduation Work Permit. International students can also work part-time while taking classes and full-time during summer breaks.
Canadian companies highly value foreign workers for several reasons. They are loyal and willing to work long-term, hardworking, skilled and well-trained, bring skills from previous experiences, are friendly with co-workers, and are motivated to pursue their dreams.
The Canadian government provides tips for companies to make the most of their foreign worker program. These include reviewing their recruitment process, determining the language skills needed for the job, overcoming language barriers when recruiting, and promoting ethical recruitment practices.
In conclusion, hiring foreign workers can provide Canadian companies with a valuable source of skilled, motivated, and hardworking employees and help companies overcome the labour shortage in Canada.
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