What is the process involved in hiring temporary foreign workers?

Do you have vacancies and are considering hiring temporary foreign workers to fill them?

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It’s an excellent solution! However, a lot of steps are required to complete the entire process leading to a foreign worker’s arrival on Canadian soil with their work permit in hand.

You can decide handle this work yourself. However, it is important to know that this requires special expertise in immigration so that your application results in obtaining a work permit within optimal deadlines. The entire process requires a lot of work, which adds to your daily tasks.

Job Alliance is aware that this issue of time afflicts the majority of Canadian SMEs, so we’re here to support you throughout all the steps required to hire foreign workers. Our international recruitment experts will organize and handle all the steps involved in the international hiring process, which involves the following:

  1. First, determining your workforce needs and defining the position to be filled. This is followed by candidate screening, checking their education, training, skills and competencies, conducting interviews, medical examinations and criminal background checks, and ensuring that they are eligible to immigrate and to obtain a work permit.
  2. In order to prepare for the worker’s arrival, several tasks must be completed. For example, they must enrol in English or French courses (as needed) before their arrival, air travel must be booked, an apartment must be rented*, basic furniture and suitable clothing must be purchased, and they will need help with their visit to the grocery store, etc.
  3. Lastly, the very important stage of welcoming and integrating the candidate into the country must be orchestrated. This includes meeting them at the airport, helping them open a bank account, getting a phone, applying for private health insurance, applying for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and other similar applications, and, ultimately, post-integration support. Check out these 10 tips to help integrate a foreign worker.

Companies that have handled this process themselves recognize that it is more cost-effective to outsource this work to a specialized recruitment firm, given the time required and the complexity of the steps involved. In fact, seeking the expertise of an immigration lawyer or advisor is almost inevitable along the way.

Let our experts help you with this. Your time is more valuable invested elsewhere instead of looking after this process.

Let’s get started.

Contact us to discuss your needs, with no obligation.


*It is best for the employer to help find a suitable apartment for rent that is near the workplace. Employers are often in a better position to find an apartment near the workplace, as they aren’t always advertised online.

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