Provincial/territorial pilot projects—Work in Canada

Some provinces and territories have signed agreements with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to work together in regard to temporary foreign workers (TFWs).
These agreements aim to develop pilot projects with provinces and territories to attract certain TFWs and their:

  • spouses,
  • common-law partners and
  • working-age dependants.

Alberta

  • Working-age dependants (aged 18 to –22) of highly skilled TFWs working in Alberta, in a job listed as managerial (NOC 0), professional (NOC A) or skilled trades (NOC B), can get an open work permit.

Deadline to apply: Closed

  • Spouses and common-law partners of TFWs working in Alberta as long-haul truck drivers, can get an open work permit.

Deadline to apply: Closed

  • TFWs who work for the province and are certified by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AAIT) can get two-year job-based work permits in one of these jobs:
    • steamfitter/pipefitter
    • welder,
    • heavy-duty equipment mechanic,
    • ironworker,
    • millwright/industrial mechanic,
    • carpenter, and
    • estimator.

Workers who are certified by the AAIT- can get a work permit that lets them change employers in that field without applying for a new work permit.

Workers who are not certified by the AAIT may apply for a one-year employer-specific work permit in their field. During that year they may become certified and eligible for the job-based work permit.

Deadline to apply: Closed

Ontario

  • Working-age dependants (minimum 14 years old) of highly skilled TFWs working in Ontario in a job classified as managerial (NOC 0), professional (NOC A) or skilled trades (NOC B) can get an open work permit.

Deadline to apply: Closed

Yukon

  • Work permits are available to qualified temporary foreign workers destined to work for registered employers in Yukon in occupations in the oil, gas, mineral exploration, mining, tourism and hospitality industries.

For more information, refer to the Government of Yukon website.

Application deadline: Closed

 
 
 
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