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Hiring process

We know that managing many documents and official forms is cumbersome and complex for any manager not specialized in international recruitment. Fortunately, our experts are trained in this field. They will handle the entire process, so you have peace of mind. With respect to pre-employment documentation, the employer’s responsibility is limited to completing a web form, provided by Job Alliance, which collects all the information required to begin the process.

It depends on the level of support that the international recruitment firm provides you. At Job Alliance, we offer a turnkey foreign worker hiring service, because we know that the foreign worker recruitment process can be arduous and tedious for those uninitiated in immigration, in addition to requiring a considerable time commitment. In order to optimize the process and enable you to focus on your day-to-day tasks, Job Alliance’s legal and immigration experts will handle all the steps leading up to the temporary foreign worker’s arrival, from identifying your workforce needs, to hiring and helping the worker establish themselves in our country. Only certain steps require the employer’s involvement. You will find the details of the responsibilities of each one in our blog article on the subject.

In order to hire a foreign worker, you must validate their eligibility for the various employment and immigration programs and ensure that they meet all the criteria, in particular by ensuring that a local worker cannot fill the job. Once the criteria are met, the applications approved and the permits obtained, thanks to Job Alliance’s help, all you have to do is prepare for their arrival.

The process of hiring a temporary foreign worker is quite complex and time- consuming for anyone who does not specialize in immigration. Beyond human resources, it entails of a host of administrative and legal steps that require the expertise of legal and immigration specialists. Read our blog article “What is the process to hire a foreign worker” for a summary of these steps, as well as our article “What are the employer’s responsibilities in the temporary foreign worker hiring process?” for more information on the subject.

When foreign worker recruitment specialists who know how to submit the right applications immediately handle the process, there is less delay. In this case, it takes about 10 months, a timeframe due primarily to government processes. *Considering the quality of the candidates and the candidate retention guarantee (usually applicable for the initial 24 months of the permit, plus renewal possibilities), the wait is well worth the effort. Moreover, when considering the financial losses generated by a vacant position and the high turnover rate among local workers, it is not surprising that hiring foreign workers is the best solution.

Are you sceptical about the profitability of hiring foreign labour? Check out the next page, it will convince you otherwise.

* This period is subject to change based on any changes to government policies and how busy the various government agencies are at the time of processing.

All positions must be assessed against different criteria, including the existing shortage, region and type of industry. However, the types of employment in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program can be grouped into four major categories:

  •  Low wage
  • High wage
  • Agricultural
  • International talent

Job Alliance specializes in high wage jobs, and sometimes also handles mandates for low-wage positions. Please consult these links for a summary of each program’s requirements:

TFWP – Low wage: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/median-wage/low/requirements.html

TFWP – High wage: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/median-wage/high/requirements.html

TFWP – International talent: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/global-talent/requirements.html

TFWP – Agricultural: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/agricultural/agricultural.html

For more information on high and low wage jobs, check out our blog post called:

“Demystifying the kinds of jobs that can be filled by foreign workers au Québec”

Contact us to check if your vacant positions are eligible for any part of the Temporary
Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).