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

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 Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) can help expedite the immigration process.


Connect with the Temporary Foreign Worker Advisory Office (Monday to Friday):

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 403-476-4540


Phone: 780-644-2584

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

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