As of May 1, 2022, the Alberta government is lifting restrictions on hiring new temporary foreign workers to help employers meet their workforce needs by removing all occupations identified on the ‘refusal to process’ list. This list had been created to prioritize jobs for unemployed Albertans due to the pandemic.

The Provence is further stating that all pending Labour Market Impact Assessment applications submitted before May 1 are subject to these changes.

LMIAs in Low-wage occupations will be valid for 18 months and can be unnamed. This is an excellent way to overcome labour shortages and decrease the time hiring temporary foreign workers.

Fun facts:

  • Employees will activate 2 years’ work permits once they arrive in Canada.
  • They will have a 1-year time frame to plan their arrival. After approval, you don’t have to start their employment right away.
  • It is always better to have a few applicants approved and waiting for you than to be understaffed and wait for them.
  • We provide an 18-month free replacement warranty.

Labour shortages are not going anywhere and Immigration is still catching up with the backlog. Plan your staffing well in advance!

Contact us for information: info@premierimmigration.ca

Refference: https://www.alberta.ca/temporary-foreign-workers.aspx

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