TFWP Stream for High Wage Positions
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Stream for High Wage Positions helps Canadian employers to hire skilled workers when there are skills and labour shortages in Canada. Also, no Canadian or permanent resident is available to do the job.
Eligibility Terms for TFWP Stream for High Wage Positions
Employers from Canada must meet the following terms to hire temporary skilled workers:
- Check if a positive LMIA is needed or not.
- Meet the terms of this stream such as:
- Submit documents to prove if the business and job offer is valid (if applicable).
- Submit a transition plan to show how the employer will train, hire, and retain Canadians and permanent residents to reduce dependability on TFW’s.
- Conduct minimum advertisement efforts at the national and global level.
- Conduct approved hiring efforts such as using job match and using acceptable job advertisement methods for the same.
- Offer wage that is higher than:
- Median wage on job bank, or
- Pay a wage in range with the employer’s current employees with the same skill, experience, and job position.
- TFW must do the job duties as per its job position. Also, the job must meet the labour and employment standards under territorial/provincial legislation.
- Ensure workplace safety. Offer territorial or provincial workplace safety insurance or any private plan with the same benefits.
- Usually English and French are the media of instructions acceptable. But if the employer wants the employee to use some other language, then it must submit reasons for the same.
- If hiring for unionised positions:
- The wage rate must be as per the collective agreement.
- Terms and conditions must be the same as offered to Canadian and permanent resident workers.
- The hiring of TFW must not affect any current or future labour disputes.
Besides, to apply the employer must submit a complete application with all supporting documents. Further, after processing the application, the employer must give a copy of the positive LMIA. And make sure that the TFW applies for a work permit and or permanent residence in Canada.