FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How quickly can I have workers arrive?
We bring workers under the “Temporary Foreign Worker” program, which takes 30-45 days after HRSDC final validation. For example, if you need workers in the next ninety days, we will start the paper work immediately, especially if this is your first time applying for Temporary Foreign Workers. We will move accordingly but the processing starts immediately as soon as we know what and when you need workers.
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How many workers would I need for this program?
You may request as little as one worker for this program. Since the Temporary Foreign Worker program takes time to process, it is best to have an accurate count of workers needed when the application process begins. For instance, let’s say you need 10 workers and later on your needs change so that you only need 5 workers. We can adjust the number of workers accordingly without any risk. However, if you need MORE workers than originally anticipated, it will be difficult to add more workers to the current application. You don’t have to have 100% commitment to proceed, but we will have to proceed with the paper work immediately so we can save time.
What types of workers do you provide?
We provide A & B class workers as well as C & D class workers. The A & B class workers can be any one of the following: Construction Foreman, Concrete Finisher, Horticulture Specialist, Concrete Workers, Carpenters, Electrician, Commercial Truck Driver, Mig, Tig & including B Pressure Welders, Heavy duty Mechanics, also A & B class workers are Professional IT Engineers, Plant Managers, Architects, Marketing Analysts, and Accountants. They also have many years of experience in their field with proper experience certification, fluent English communication and related degrees.
C & D class workers are Construction Worker, Tractor Operator, Forklift Operator, Landscape Worker, Chicken Catcher, Meat Processor, Hotel, and Healthcare Labor, Farm Worker, Tractor/Combine Operator, and Equipment Maintenance/Operator just to name a few. These workers are from 3rd world countries that import 2nd hand equipment from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan that must be rebuilt. The workers are familiar with this equipment and know how to maintain and rebuild if necessary. It is very important to have the equipment in the right working condition. All workers have many years experience having worked in Israel, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and their own country.
How long can workers work?
The workers can work for you for up to 24 months, then they return home you can apply to extend their stay with your company.
Who provides Housing and Transportation?
For A & B class jobs, the worker pays for their own transportation and arrange their own housing. For C & D class jobs, we will assist you in finding suitable, affordable housing for your workers. You may charge for the housing at a reasonable cost, which may be no more than 1/3 the monthly gross payroll of each worker. That amount may be deducted from their payroll through payroll deduction. Or you can assist in finding suitable housing that they would pay their own rent. This is not like the NAFTA agreement related program where you bring the workers from Mexico and you provide free housing.
For A & B class jobs the worker pays the transportation. For C & D class jobs, you are responsible for their transportation. As your appointed representative, we assist in bringing the workers into this country. You, as the employer will provide the workers transportation back to their home country after a successful term with you.
What about HRSDC/CIC/Foreign Government Offices?
You are our client and we are your appointed representatives to assist you with the entire process you. We will assist with advertisements to look for local workers, in filing ALL paperwork, and deal with the various government agencies. You will not have any problems concerning your workers. Our goal is to make your life flow smoother when you sign on to this program.
How do the workers work?
First of all, our workers are strong, diligent, and hardworking. Our workers come directly from Asia just to work at your workplace. There are plenty of documented or undocumented workers from other countries. The problem with those workers is they vanish without notice, they jump to another job for a nickel more, and a drinking problem, or they get soft.
What about the language barrier?
Of course they do not speak perfect English but you are not going to have a political conversation with them. They speak some English. Additionally, we provide workers in each group that can/will translate to the rest of the crew. We provide this service at no additional cost to you. However high end engineers & professionals do speak English well.
How about their Health Insurance coverage?
For A & B class jobs the worker pays for their health care while they are waiting to be approved in most provinces except in Alberta. For C & D class jobs in province of Alberta are covered immediately, otherwise it takes 3 months in most provinces. The employer bears the cost until they are covered by the provincial health insurance coverage. We assist in the workers application process as soon as they arrive in Canada. Of course all workers have an intensive medical check before they leave their country, verifying they are in the best of health when they arrive.
What about provincial workers comp/workplace safety insurance plans?
You register your worker under the appropriate provincial workers compensation/workplace safety insurance plans.
Temporary Foreign Worker Program VS The PNP Program?
With the Temporary Foreign Worker program, you can check out their personality, work ethics, and skills. If they do not work out, they are sent home to their country of origin. With the PNP Program you are telling Service Canada that you will be responsible for them. What if they do not have good work ethics, skill sets or personalities? You are then stuck with them or worst yet they leave you to go work for your competition.