The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a Canadian program available for use by qualifying employers. The Temporary Foreign Worker program was designed as a temporary program primarily put in place to fill immediate and/or urgent labour needs. Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) enable employers to source skills and people they require to fill vacant jobs and where Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not readily available. In addition, foreign workers often bring new skills and new knowledge to help Canada’s economy grow.
It is crucial that employers access the most recent details regarding the TFW program streams and the various directives to identify what the best fit is for their businesses’ human resource strategy. Employers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the program on the ESDC website and regularly update themselves with the latest requirements and changes.