Toronto (Canada), Canada News: With an aim to better reflect current labor market conditions, the Canadian government has revamped the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program Workforce Solutions Road Map.
It is to be noted that the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program allows Canadian employers to hire foreign workers to fill temporary jobs when qualified Canadians are not available.
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Temporary foreign workers
From January 1, 2024, onwards, employers will have to check temporary foreign workers’ pay annually to make sure that it reflects the prevailing wages for the occupation and area in which they are employed.
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program will continue with these extended provisions through August 30, 2024.
Three changes that have been made:
- Continuing to allow employers in seven sectors with demonstrated labor shortages to hire up to 30 % of their workforce through the TFW Program for positions under the provincial or territorial median hourly wage.
- Maintaining the maximum duration of employment for positions under the provincial or territorial median hourly wage at up to two years.
- Adjusting the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) validity period from the current 18-month maximum to a maximum of 12 months to better respond to the labor market.