#250 - 997 Seymour St. Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 3M1
Temporary Foreign Worker

Temporary Foreign Worker Program


Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) was established in 1973, and exists to fill labour shortages in Canada when Canadian and permanent resident workers are not available. This program progressed from being limited to agricultural workers and live-in caregivers only, to including low-skilled and high-skilled workers after 2002. Before you can be issued a work permit, your potential employer may require a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) formerly known as LMO. Some jobs do not require LMIA.

The number of foreign workers in Canada increased from 100,000 workers in 2002, to 338,000 workers in 2012. Presently, TFWP is becoming more and more popular, providing many opportunities for work across different industries. We are pleased to discuss your options, and help you with your application for work permit in Canada.

Examples of occupations in TFWP:

  • Software Engineers, Developers, Programmers
  • Engineering Occupations Category
  • Health care professionals
  • Skilled trade: mine service workers, heavy equipment operators, machine operators
  • Long-haul trucking industry
  • Agricultural sector: farm, nursery or greenhouse workers
  • Fast food workers, retail sales clerks, and restaurant workers
  • Hotel industry

Our Services for Foreign Workers:

  • Work permit
  • Extension of work permit
  • Restoration of work permit
  • Change of conditions for workers or students who are in Canada

If you require a work permit, or have any questions regarding LMIA, extension or restoration of your work permit, or you would like to change conditions on your work/student permit, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are glad to discuss your eligibility for any of our services, and to answer any questions you may have.


If you are interested to work in Canada and live in an exciting multicultural environment, please contact us for a consultation.