Employers

Are you having trouble finding employees?  Are you constantly understaffed?

Then you should consider hiring some foreign workers.

There are several different ways to hire foreign workers each with it’s own benefits and drawbacks some of the options are:

1) Applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

If you apply for a LMIA and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) determines you are unable to meet your staffing needs with Canadians they will issue a positive LMIA. A positive LMIA will allow you to hire temporary foreign workers. When applying for a LMIA there are different options with different fees and advantages.

2) Hire a foreign worker through a Provincial nominee program

Individual provinces have different programs for helping people immigrate to Canada. Some of these programs allow an employer to offer a job to a foreign worker in support of their application without needing an LMIA. The employer will need to do a similar process of proving that they are unable to fill the position with Canadians but these provincial programs can be less expensive and faster then applying for a LMIA

3) Atlantic Immigration Pilot

If you are an employer located in the Atlantic provinces there was a new program announced that started inMarch 2017. This programs allows employers that are part of the program to hire foreign workers without a LMIA.  You can find more information about it here.

If any of these options are of interest to you contact us at:

Phone: 1-902-844-2657

Email: andrew.vanslyke@gv5consulting.ca​

*services not available in all provinces/territories