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.
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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.