Employing Temporary Foreign Workers

Every year, Canadian employers bring foreign workers to Canada to work temporarily to help offset skill shortages and workforce needs.  In 2006, over 120,000 temporary foreign workers entered Canada on a temporary basis.  The final figures for 2007 are expected to be higher than those of 2006, and in 2008 the final figures are expected to surpass those of 2007.  This clearly demonstrates Canada's increasing dependence on temporary foreign workers to fulfill its labour market demands.

For further information on the temporary foreign worker program please contact:

Temporary Foreign Worker Unit (Atlantic Provinces)                                                                    
860 Main Street
Suite 602
Moncton, NB E1C 1G2
Tel: 1-506-851-2664

Fax: 1-506-851-3238
E-mail:  TFWU-Atlantic-UTET@cic.gc.ca               

Also, contact your local Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) office.