The International Mobility Program allows employers to hire a temporary foreign worker without a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Afterwards, the temporary foreign worker must apply for a work permit. Once your temporary foreign worker arrives, there are certain conditions and responsibilities that you must meet. If you don’t, you may be issued a penalty.
In most cases, to hire a temporary worker through the International Mobility Program, you must
- pay the employer compliance fee of $230; and
- create and submit an offer of employment form through the Employer Portal.
Your offer of employment must include information about your business, the foreign worker you would like to hire, details about the position that you’re hiring for and the position’s wage and benefits.
If you hire a temporary worker who has an open work permit, you do not need to submit an offer of employment form nor pay the employer compliance fee.
An open work permit allows the permit holder to work for any Canadian employer.
Some employers don’t need to use the Employer Portal or are exempt from the employer compliance fee.
Please contact us for more information.