Government improves Temporary Foreign Worker Program

We have been lobbying the federal government to make the Temporary Foreign Worker Program more responsive to the needs of employers. In particular, we have been pressing the government to reduce the paper burden and speed up processing times. 

As a result, the Government of Canada has just announced that employers with a strong track record will now be eligible to receive an accelerated Labour Market Opinion (LMO) within 10 business days to allow them to hire temporary foreign workers in  high-skilled positions.  It is important to know, however, that employers using the accelerated process will have to consent to random, risk-based compliance reviews after the LMO is issued.

Labour Shortage Presentation

Labour Shortage Presentation

Richard Truscott, Alberta Director, speaks to the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism at an event about labour shortages

Other changes include: 

  • A simplified, online application process
  • A call centre for employers
  • A new, more flexible wage structure


For more information about these recent changes to the TFW Program, please contact Business Resources at 1 888-234-2232.