Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)

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What is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is an umbrella program for which allows foreign workers to work for Canadian employers which requires an Labour Market Assessment (LMIA). The purpose of these programs is labour market-based to temporarily fill labour shortages in the Canadian job market. Contrasting to the International Mobility Program (IMP) which issues Open Work Permits successful applicants who are successful eligible applicants under TFWP will be instead issued an Employer Specific Work Permit. The program is jointly operated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

The following below are some of the Temporary Foreign Worker Programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
  • Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP)
  • Agri-Food Pilot Program (AFPP)
  • Home Care Provider Pilot Program (HCPP)
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)


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