HIRING FOREIGN SEASONAL WORKERS TO WORK IN CANADA

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What is seasonal work?

Seasonal work is defined as temporary employment provided to workers for short periods of time. Existing labour shortages in Canada have prompted the Canadian government to create programs geared towards Canadian employers so that they can hire foreign workers when Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents are not available to take on those jobs Seasonal work is defined as temporary employment provided to workers for short periods of time. Existing labour shortages in Canada have prompted the Canadian government to create programs geared towards Canadian employers so that they can hire foreign workers when Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents are not available to take on those jobs.

Seasonal worker programs are available for:

Businesses that open only for 3-9 months per year Employers that need extra workers during peak periods Businesses mainly in the fields of agriculture, landscaping, fishing, seafood processing, accommodation, food, recreation, road transportation, construction, forestry and logging

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Benefits of Hiring Seasonal Workers

Seasonal employment is ideal for Canadian employers whose businesses mainly function during certain times of the year or who experience increased activity during peak periods where they need more help.

Hiring foreign seasonal workers provides employers with the opportunity to select staff that meets their professional needs without compromising service or quality. 

Other benefits of seasonal employment are:

Seasonal workersare only on payroll for the duration of their contract, allowing employers to reduce labour Foreign seasonal workersoffer a convenient solution for businesses There are many different government programs put in place to allow foreign workers to come to Canada to fill vacancies Seasonal employeesmust be experienced in their field of work in order to qualify to work in Canada through a

Seasonal workers

are only on payroll for the duration of their contract, allowing employers to reduce labour

There are many different government programs put in place to allow foreign workers to come to Canada to fill vacancies

Foreign seasonal workers

offer a convenient solution for businesses

Seasonal employees

must be experienced in their field of work in order to qualify to work in Canada through a

Hiring Seasonal Workers through Workvantage

Hiring Seasonal Workers through Workvantage

Employing seasonal workers takes time and preparation. Many employers hire foreign workers to cover their seasonal work needs on a recurring basis, although employers can choose to hire foreign workers as a one-time option to cover employee shortages in unordinary times. 

If you are considering hiring foreign seasonal workers, Workvantage can help you by covering the entire foreign worker staffing process. Workvantage can:

  • Identify a company’s needs and requirements
  • Search for candidates whose profile matches an employer’s needs
  • Hold interviews with potential employees to present employers with the best profiles
  • Handle the ESDC (Service Canada) application process, so that employers may receive a positive LMIA to hire foreign workers
  • Carry out the employee’s immigration process, such as work permit, DST (for Quebec only) and travel visa applications when necessary to raise their chances of approval

 

1. Identify a company’s 2. Search forcandidates 3. Best profiles 4. Handle the ESDC(Service Canada)application process 5. Documentationapproval LMIA

Our team of recruitment experts work in tandem with our allied team of immigration consultants to ensure we represent you and your company accurately. This will help to obtain the appropriate documents you need from the government to be able to hire foreign workers.

Workvantage will take the reins of the entire hiring process so that you can concentrate on the final selection process and reap the benefits of working with seasonal foreign workers.

Fields of Opportunity for Seasonal Employment in Most Provinces

Fields of Opportunity for Seasonal Employment in Most Provinces

Business owners who operate in certain fields and require extra help during certain seasons or time periods are the perfect candidates to hire foreign workers. 

Many of our clients have seasonal businesses such as:

  • Amusement parks
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Farms
  • Fisheries
  • Construction companies
  • Landscaping
  • Snow removal companies

Fields of Opportunity for Seasonal Employment in Quebec

Fields of Opportunity for Seasonal Employment in Quebec

All provinces are independent to choose their own immigration schemes and programs. As such, Quebec.

Seasonal Jobs Available in Quebec

Seasonal Jobs Available in Quebec

Many of our clients in Quebec have seasonal businesses such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Landscaping
  • Fisheries and fish and seafood processing
  • Accommodation, food and recreation
  • Forestry and logging
  • Road transportation
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing

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