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As an employer, what are my obligations to temporary foreign workers?

Your responsibilities as an employer include to:

  • make sure that the temporary workers have their work permit;
  • make sure that the temporary workers follow the conditions and time limits outlined on their work permit;
  • meet your commitments to the temporary workers regarding wages, working conditions and the occupation that was listed in the offer of employment or Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA);
  • comply with provincial, territorial or federal employment laws;
  • ensure that your business remains active during the period of the work permit validity;
  • make reasonable efforts to provide a workplace free of abuse; and
  • help the temporary workers obtain the correct identification and documents (for example, social insurance number and medical documents).

Find out what to do after hiring a temporary worker.


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