Hiring newcomers to Canada comes with its own processes that need to be navigated properly. The AHLA helps break this down with these helpful resources.

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Two Program Streams for Hiring

There are two work permits that are possible in Canada: temporary foreign worker program and international mobility program.

More information on these programs is available from the Government of Canada.

Mobilite Francophone Stream

The Government of Canada also offers additional information on hiring qualified French-speaking and bilingual candidates.

Resources for Employers

Recruit Without Borders
Recruit Without Borders is a preferred partner of the AHLA that offers affordable, fully managed, hiring solutions no matter what the salary. Recruit without Borders is a great resource for members who need help navigating the system. Learn more: https://www.recruitwithoutborders.com/.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
You can hire a foreign worker to fill a permanent position and support them in their application for permanent residence.
How to access global talent – Canada.ca

IRCC Outreach Officer Network
For help navigating the immigration system email IRCC.DNEngagement@cic.gc.ca.

Government of Canada
Internationally trained workers have training and experience gained outside Canada, and represent a valuable source of skills and talent and a growing proportion of Canada’s talent pool.
Employer’s Roadmap to hiring and retaining internationally trained workers

More resources are available at www.canada.ca/immigration.