Canada is experiencing a decrease in its workforce and has been dealing with a shortage of workers for some time now. To address this issue, the government of Canada has revealed its plans to launch a Recognized Employer Pilot starting in September.
Why Canada is a Popular Destination for Immigrants and Temporary Residents
The pilot program, operating under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), aims to reduce administrative obstacles. Its primary focus is on repeat employers who have consistently met the requirements of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, aiming to alleviate burdens on them.
How will the Pilot Work?
To begin with, the REP will allow eligible employers to conveniently obtain Labor Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs). These LMIAs will remain valid for a maximum of 36 months. Additionally, employers will have the advantage of a simplified LMIA application process.
But What is LMIA?
The LMIA is a necessary document for Canadian employers who want to hire someone from another country. It includes a test of the job market to make sure the employer has tried to find a Canadian employee first. The LMIA shows that there are no available Canadian or permanent resident workers for the job, so the employer can look for workers from other places.
The Canadian government has designed a program called the September pilot, which aims to simplify the process of submitting multiple applications for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This program, also known as a confirmation letter, will be beneficial for employers who have been following the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) requirements. Over the next three years, these employers will have to submit fewer LMIA applications.
This will assist employers who qualify to easily meet their staffing requirements without encountering the bureaucratic obstacles previously connected to hiring foreign workers. Additionally, these employers will benefit from a job bank designation that verifies their reputable status to potential employees.