Get Here Fast
“We asked for workers. We got people instead.”- Max Frisch
The quickest way to get here is through the Temporary Foreign Worker Programof Service Canada, which isn’t concerned with permanent citizenship so restrictions aren’t as tough. The normal turnaround time is less than 6 months, with some applications from countries such as the United States taking place at the border when an LMO (see below) is already in place.
Service Canada can walk you through this program, but bringing someone into the country is quicker and easier as a Temporary Foreign Worker and can provide you with time working in our country for you to consider and plan if immigration is the right next step to pursue for you. Find out more >
Employers Get Ready
Before we can bring a new person to work in Canada an LMO is usually required from Service Canada – a Labour Market Opinion. This is basically a government expert looking at the skill needed by your company and determining whether or not it can be met by people who are already here.
Coming into Canada with a rare skill or, as the industry calls it, rare IP, is helpful. A company that can demonstrate the need for this rare skill is further ahead in acquiring an LMO because the inability to fill those shoes with talent already here is obvious.
The good news is that you don’t have to wait to find the right person before you go get an LMO. An LMO is good for 6 months, so you can get your LMO, then start looking for the talent you need, knowing you’ve made the process shorter and easier for your business and the foreign worker(s) you want on your team here in Saint John.
For Service Canada, the Centre of Specialization for Temporary Foreign Workers is actually right here in Uptown Saint John!
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