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

For more information on hiring foreign workers, call the Immigrate to Alberta Information Service at 1-877-427-6419.

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.

Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline

Toll free: 1-877-944-9955
Phone: 780-944-9955 (Edmonton local calling area)

Employment Standards

Phone: 780-427-3731
Toll free: 1-877-427-3731


For employers interested in helping temporary foreign workers gain permanent residency in the province, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can help expedite the immigration process.


To contact the Temporary Foreign Worker Advisory Office (Monday to Friday):

Email: lbr.tfwao@gov.ab.ca


Phone: 403-476-4540


Suite 150, 717-7 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0Z3


Phone: 780-644-2584


2nd Floor, 9925 Building
9925 109 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2J8

Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline

You can contact the Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline toll-free throughout most of the world at 1-877-944-9955, with the following exceptions:

  • China (North): 108007141500
  • Chine (South): 108001401372
  • Mexico: 0018005145713
  • Philippines: 18001110151
  • Thailand: 0018001562045713