The process of termination of employment is the same as for any permanent resident or Canadian citizen already residing in Canada. Relevant labour laws apply.
Yes. If an employer wishes to hire an international candidate through the Express Entry selection system, the job offer must be of indeterminate length. Employment on temporary contracts can be processed through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or, for certain positions and candidates, through a number of work permit categories that are exempt from the requirement to obtain a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
CanExpress is unique in the recruitment industry. Unlike other firms, whose assistance ends once employees have been placed with jobs, CanExpress has resources that can assist employers with every step of the international hiring process. We are focused solely on international staffing solutions to your business needs.
Our company has access to thousands of qualified foreign workers with the skills your company needs. If necessary, we will assist you in advertising abroad. Through our relationship with a long-standing Canadian immigration law firm, we will refer you to competent lawyers who can assist your employees with their cross-border issues. And of course, we conduct business with the utmost integrity, respect, and customer service.
In today's global marketplace, the best worker for your company may very well be located outside of Canada. Over 200,000 foreign workers entered Canada last year, with foreigners filling a variety of skilled, semi and unskilled job positions. By hiring a foreign worker, you will strengthen your enterprise with the addition of qualified, dedicated employees who will help your company move forward.
CanExpress collects resumes from prospective foreign workers living around the world. We are able to tailor our employee search to fit the demographic needs of your company.
All potential candidates will be rigorously screened by a CanExpress recruitment specialist. Our screening process includes conducting full background checks on candidates, as well as private interviews and use of psychometric testing to determine employee compatibility, if deemed necessary.
You may pursue either path to retaining a foreign worker. If you wish to choose the worker(s), CanExpress will provide the resumes and interviews of qualified, pre-assessed candidates for your review. If you wish to let us find your worker(s), we will do the legwork of finding the very best employee to fit your job opening(s).
The process of bringing in a foreign worker can range from a couple months to about a year. This timeline is dependent on a number of factors, including:
- - The foreign worker's country of origin;
- - Industry requirements and regulations;
- - Government application processing times;
- - Time taken to prepare and submit government applications
Some foreign workers may be able to enter Canada shortly after being offered a job. CanExpress can provide you with the necessary resources needed to secure the legal representation, allowing you to navigate Canadian employment and immigration laws.
No. You may choose to hire an employee on a strictly temporary or permanent basis, or you may hire them as a temporary employee with the option to transition to a permanent position in your company.
Work permits for foreign workers can generally be issued for 2-3 years at a time. With planning, many high-skilled foreign workers are able to extend their permits or transition to permanent resident status in Canada.
Workers in semi-skilled and unskilled positions must receive housing support from their employers. If needed, CanExpress can assist you in finding suitable housing and settlement services for your new employees. If hiring a high-skilled worker, the employer is under no requirement to secure housing.
The Canadian government requires that employers pay their foreign workers wages that meet or exceed the median wage for their occupation and region.
Canadian government regulations allow employees in high-skilled fields to bring their families with them to Canada, while those in semi and unskilled fields may not. CanExpress can refer you to a long-standing Canadian immigration law firm, who can assist with the necessary applications for eligible dependents of foreign workers.
Express Entry is a new electronic management application system for immigration to Canada. It is not a new immigration program. Rather, it facilitates the selection and processing of Canada’s economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nomination Programs.
Applicants make an ‘expression of interest’ in immigrating to Canada and, if they are eligible for at least one of the aforementioned programs, they then enter the Express Entry pool. The federal government and provincial governments, as well as Canadian employers, are then able to select candidates from this pool who will then receive an ‘invitation to apply’ for immigration to Canada under one of the programs.
Express Entry moves Canada from a first come, first served (or supply-driven) system to an invitation to apply (or demand-driven) system. Modeled on similar systems in use in Australia and New Zealand, Express Entry aims to fast track the processing of skilled immigrants deemed most likely to succeed in Canada.
Canadian employers now have a more direct role in Canadian immigration than before under Express Entry. Candidates in the Express Entry pool have the opportunity to increase their chances of being invited to apply by promoting themselves directly to employers through the Canada Job Bank, and by other means. Together with the federal government and Canadian provinces, Canadian employers are able to select candidates who have made an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada.
Canadian employers have no obligation to pay any government fees relating to the processing of a candidate’s immigration. This matter may be decided between an employer and a candidate.
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FOREIGN WORKER FAQ
There is no cost to submit a resume to CanExpress, or to receive our company’s assistance in placing you with a Canadian employer. However, you will be obligated to pay personal documentation fees as needed, such as taking examinations. Your employer may also wish for you to pay for immigration-related expenses.
CanExpress is unique in the recruitment industry. Unlike other firms, whose assistance may end once employees have been placed with jobs, CanExpress can put you in touch with a long-standing immigration law firm, equipped with the necessary resources to assist you with every step of the immigration process.
CanExpress has established contacts with nationally and internationally recognized employers across Canada. We will conduct a comprehensive review of your resume and personal profile and put you in direct contact with employers looking to hire in your field.
Not necessarily, though the fact that Canadian employers play a greater role in Canadian immigration under Express Entry than they did previously means that, for many candidates, obtaining a valid job offer from a Canadian employer significantly increases their chances of being invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Candidates in the Express Entry pool have the opportunity to increase their chances of being invited to apply by promoting themselves directly to employers through the CanadaVisa Job Search tool.
Employers come to CanExpress in search of both temporary and permanent employees. Often, employees can be brought to Canada on a temporary basis and then transition to permanent employment and Canadian permanent residency. CanExpress can put you in touch with a long-standing immigration law firm, should you wish to discuss this further.
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