Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers
Employers must follow a specific process and meet requirements when hiring a TFW in Alberta.
The following resources outline these conditions:
Using an employment agency or recruiter
Any person assisting an employer in securing or attempting to secure individuals for employment in Alberta, including TFWs, must be licensed as an Employment Agency Business under the Consumer Protection Act.
Employment agencies are prohibited from charging a job seeker any fees related to the securing of employment.
The following resources will assist employers looking for a qualified employment agency:
After a TFW is hired
After hiring a TFW, retaining their services can be very valuable to employers. Having a successful settlement plan in place for foreign workers will help them integrate into the workplace.
- Employment Standards
- Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
- Occupational Health and Safety Act – Employers Guide
Occupational Health and Safety
For employers interested in helping temporary foreign workers gain permanent residency in the province, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) can help make the immigration process go faster.
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