Your rights and responsibilities

It is important for temporary foreign workers to be aware of their employment rights. The following easy reading guide can help you understand employment standards and your paycheck.

Temporary Foreign Worker Guide for Employees

Guide provides basic information on:

  • federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • employment standards
  • workplace health and safety
  • using an employment agency
  • landlords and tenants
  • worker's compensation
  • Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
  • supports for temporary foreign workers in Alberta
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

It also provides detailed contact information for questions and how to file a complaint, among others. Available in:


These resources can help you learn how to stay safe at work.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Drop-in Centres

Visit an ESL Drop-in Centre to help you in your transition.


Calgary Immigrant Educational Society
Phone: 403-235-3666


1723-40 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta  T2A 7Y3


Cultural Connection Institute

Phone: 780-944-0792


The Learning Exchange
4th Floor, 10621-100 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 0B3


Edson and District Community Learning Society

Phone: 780-723-6247


#103 Edson Provincial Building
11-54 Street
Edson, Alberta  T7E 1T2


Taber & District Adult Learning Association

Phone: 403-223-1191


ESL Drop-In Centre
5011 49 Avenue
Taber, Alberta  T1G 1V9


For temporary foreign workers interested in gaining permanent residency in the province, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can help make the immigration process go faster.


To contact the Temporary Foreign Worker Advisory Office:


South location - Calgary

Phone: 403-476-4540


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

North location - Edmonton

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