The TFWP (Temporary Foreign Worker Program), as the name implies, allows Canadian companies to bring in overseas talent to help cover labour shortages in the country. On the other hand, the IMP (International Mobility Program) promotes the country’s wide cultural, social, and economic interests.
Employers who intend to fill labour shortages in the country are obliged by the TFWP to complete the government’s labor market test, also known as the Labour Market Impact Assessment. (LMIA). The IMP, on the other hand, does not need a foreign citizen to hold an LMIA to get this form of visa.
- To apply, you will almost certainly need to get an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
- After receiving an LMIA, the candidate is now entitled to apply for a work visa. There are also two sorts of work permits: employer-specific work permits and open work permits.