Hire foreign workers

How to offer a full-time job to support a skilled worker's immigration to Canada, hire a foreign worker or offer a paid internship to a permanent resident or new Canadian citizen.

Starting October 26, 2015, CIC is introducing a new electronic system, the Employer Portal.

Employers must submit offers of employment in Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt situations directly to CIC using this new system. The previous form, IMM 5802 Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment, will no longer be accepted.

If an employer has already provided a completed form to a foreign worker, the worker should submit a work permit application prior to November 21, 2015. If the foreign worker does not submit their application before this date, the employer must resubmit the Offer of Employment using the Employer Portal.

The Employer Portal is part of changes introduced on February 21, 2015 and will be available on CIC’s website on October 26, 2015.

Permanent workers

How to hire foreign workers with professional work experience, skilled trade or Canadian work experience

Temporary workers

How to hire a foreign worker temporarily through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or the International Mobility Program, Labour Market Impact Assessments and processing times

Newcomer interns

How departments, agencies and private sector employers can hire newcomers

Francophone workers

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International students

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Live-in caregivers

How to apply, forms, fees and what to do if you change, quit or lose your job 

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