Immigration programs and pathways

Immigration Programs and Pathways

Are you planning to hire talent from abroad? Here is a range of programs for entrepreneurs and skilled workers offered by the Provincial and Federal Governments.

Hire a permanent foreign worker

You can hire a foreign worker to fill a permanent position and support them in their application for permanent residence.

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Hire a temporary foreign worker 

Are you an employer looking to hire a temporary foreign worker? Canada’s flexible immigration system and innovative programs can help you attract and retain the right talent to fill labour shortages and bring new skills to boost your competitive edge. Follow these steps to navigate the process.

Step 1: Make sure the worker knows if they need a work permit.

Step 2: Do you need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)?

Step 3: Give the worker the information and documents they need to prepare their work permit application.

Hire international students

You can hire eligible students while they study or after they graduate. Study permit holders may be eligible to work off-campus without a work permit as soon as they begin their studies in Canada.  Learn more by visiting Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.

Immigration application process

Use the links below to determine immigration labour program eligibility and navigate the application process.  

Info sheets for economic immigration programs 

Want to quickly establish which program is right for your business? Need information on applying? Look no further. The Government of Canada has developed info sheets on a number of economic immigration programs.