The employment opportunities of Canadians and permanent residents
would not be adversely affected.
Where temporary job opportunities could not be filled with
available Canadian or resident workers.
workers who intend to come to Canada to take up temporary employment must
be documented with an employment authorization. A job validation from a
Human Resources Development Canada Center (HRDCC) is required before the
applicant can submit the application for employment authorization.
determining the effect on employment opportunities of Canadians or
residents, a process of consultation is in place between the Labour Market
and Immigration Groups of the Commission.
addition, temporary foreign workers seeking to enter Canada to work must
apply for and obtain their authorizations before seeking entry at any
only additional medical requirement, which applies specifically to
temporary foreign workers, is that a medical examination to be taken by
all workers destined to an occupation in which protection of public health
received in Canada – An inquiry from abroad will send a letter of
inquiry to the appropriate visa office.
authorization procedures – All foreign workers who are granted
employment authorization should be counseled appropriately and asked
to report to the officials if any of the following apply:
They require advice on their status in Canada.
They wish to vary the terms and conditions of their admission.
completing the employment authorization, the following points should
be kept in mind:
Each temporary worker is to be issued a separate
authorization form as it is not designed to cover more than one person or
more than one occupation.
An employer, especially as it relates to terms and conditions,
would be the commercial establishment or firm at which the employee will
work rather than a placement agency or a booking agent. In the case of
entertainers who may be performing at various locations, a separate sheet
listing their itinerary and names of employers will be attached to the
holder’s copy and the office copy of the Employment Authorization.
of workers – All visitors with employment authorizations are to be
advised of their rights and obligations while in Canada, including the
limitations of their status, and the social benefits to which they are