The agricultural stream allows Canadian employers to hire foregin workers for up to 2 years.
This stream includes a variety of agicultural industries such as: apiary, fruits/vegetables, greenhouses/nurseries, sod, tobacco, dairy, bovine, swine, poultry, ect.
Employers must meet two specific requirements in order to take advatage of this stream which include production must fall under a specific commodity sector and all work acitivities must be realted to on farm production.
Dual Intent LMIA
Temporary foreign workers can only be hired for maximum period of two years. The Canadian government allows permanent residency of certain foreign related to specific NOC code that comes under skill type O, and skill levels A and B.
If you want to hire a skilled worker and support their permanent residency you must do this through the Express Entry System. The express entry is used by CIC to select individuals who can come to Canada based on economic factors. There are three programs which can be utilized including: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class.
Low Wage Stream
The stream for Low-wage positions allows Canadian employers to hire foreign workers for full-time positions where the wage being offered is below the provincial/territorial median hourly wage.
NOC codes are used to determine the prevailing wage and to ensure that the appropriate job requirements and duties are used for the occupation.
The employer who is offering a low wage to TFW must be able to provide the worker with specific requirements (i.e. transporation to and from their home country, suitable/affordable housing, health care, workplace safety, & others).
High Wage Stream
This stream allows the employers to hire temporary foreign workers (TFW) for full-time positions (minimum of 30 hours/week) where the wage offered is at or above the provincial/territorial median hourly wage.
Canadian employers looking to hire high-wage foriegn workers must provide transition plans with their LMIA application to make certain they are taking the appropriate steps to reduce their reliance on temporary foreign workers. It is important that a Canadian employer use this program as a last resort for filling the high wage positions.
Global Talent Stream
The Global Talent Stream (GTS) is a fast-track stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) which launched on June 12, 2017, establishing a two-week standard for the processing of work permit applications for highly skilled occupations.
The two categories of the GTS target high-growth companies and workers in identified in-demand occupations.
The Global Talent Stream creates a new stream for expedited LMIA applications and has been divided into two main categories.
In home Caregiver
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) allows Canadian employers to hire foreign caregivers or nannies when no Canadian citizen or permanent resident is qualified to fill the position.
In-Home Caregivers are individuals who are qualified to provide care for children, seniors, people with disabilities, or people with medical neeeds in private homes without any addtional supervision. The family or private household may hire a caregiver to either live in or out of the home. The in-home caregiver program has been divided into two categories.