International Mobility Program

The International Mobility Program (IMP) allows employers to hire foreign workers to fill temporary labour and skill shortages without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

In most cases, to hire a temporary worker through the IMP, you must pay a fee and submit an offer of employment form through the Employer Portal. Certain employers are exempt, as are temporary workers in Canada who have an open work permit.

After you submit an offer of employment through the Employer Portal, you will receive an offer ID number. The temporary worker uses this number to complete a work permit application. If approved, the temporary worker will receive a work permit at the point of entry into Canada.

Various conditions may apply. Get more information about hiring a temporary worker through the International Mobility Program