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Options and help for employers hiring a foreign worker who plans to settle in Canada
Hire a skilled worker or tradesperson through Express Entry
You can hire skilled foreign workers or tradespeople through Express Entry when you can’t find Canadians or permanent residents to fill jobs. Hiring through Express Entry could benefit you as an employer because it will allow you to
✔ have a direct role in recruiting skilled workers
✔ be matched with candidates through Job Bank
✔ apply for a free Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
If you’re a Canadian employer with a business outside Quebec, you can hire Express Entry candidates to meet your needs when you can’t find Canadians or permanent residents to fill job vacancies.
How employers can access Express Entry’s pool of candidates
Express Entry is a system used to manage applications for
✔ the Canadian Experience Class, and
✔ a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program
To hire a skilled worker or tradesperson, you can access candidates through any of these options:
✔ the same recruiting and hiring practices you use now
When you find someone you want to hire, they must create an Express Entry profile
✔ private sector job boards
✔ Provincial Nominee Programs
✔ the Job Match function of Canada’s Job Bank, which connects eligible employers with Express Entry candidates
How to improve your worker’s chances
As an employer, you can improve your worker’s chances of being invited to apply by making a valid job offer in a skilled job. Candidates are ranked based on criteria that are known to contribute to economic success once in Canada, including
✔ language skills
✔ education, and
✔ work experience
Candidates with a valid job offer can earn 50 or 200 points based on the type of job.
Only the highest-ranked candidates, including those with provincial nominations, are invited to apply for permanent residence.
Once invited, candidates have 90 days to apply for permanent residence online.
Hire a temporary foreign worker
Find out if you need a Labour Market Impact Assessment to hire a temporary worker, what work permit program to use, what to do after you hire and how to help your employee extend their work permit.