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As an employer, what are my obligations to temporary foreign workers?

Your responsibilities as an employer include to:

  • make sure the temporary workers get the most recent information about their rights
    • on or before their first day of work
    • in their chosen official language of Canada
  • make sure you give the temporary workers a copy of the signed employment agreement
  • make sure that the temporary workers have their work permit
  • make sure that the temporary workers follow the conditions and time limits outlined on their work permit
  • meet your commitments to the temporary workers regarding their wages, working conditions and occupation, as listed in the offer of employment or labour market impact assessment (LMIA)
  • comply with provincial, territorial or federal employment laws
  • make sure that your business remains active during the validity period of the work permit
  • make sure that temporary workers aren’t charged any recruitment fees
  • make reasonable efforts to provide
    • a workplace free of abuse
    • access to health care services when injured or ill in the workplace

Find out what to do after hiring a temporary worker.

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