Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Policy-Research Seminar on Temporary Migration March 12, 2008. Overview. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) regulates the entry of all temporary foreign workers into Canada.
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Policy-Research Seminar on Temporary Migration
March 12, 2008
TFWP facilitates the entry of TFWs to address short-term/regional labour and skill shortages….
Roles of HRSD/Service Canada
HRSDC/SC provide a labour market opinion to employers…
…to ensure that the entry of temporary foreign workers will have a neutral or positive impact on Canada’s labour market.
Number and countries of origin
Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada
What skills do temporary foreign workers bring?
*only accounts for foreign workers where the skill level was stated
Challenges and Program Responses
-Work/Study to Residence Stream (Canadian Experience Class) will facilitate the transition of TFWs, at the 0, A and B skill levels, and Canadian-educated foreign students into permanent residents;
-Provision of Arrangement Employment Opinions to employers supporting permanent resident applications of foreign workers.