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Pilot Project for unskilled labour

When planning to hire foreign workers in occupations that usually require at most a high school diploma or a maximum of 2 years of job-specific training, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) has developed a 2 year pilot project that will carefully balance your labour needs with your comprehensive efforts to hire Canadians, and the well-being of the foreign workers in Canada. If you need for your operation foreign workers for positions that are classified as unskilled labour, you will have to meet several requirements of HRSDC:


Please be aware that foreign workers filling NOC Skill Levels C&D occupations can work in Canada for no more than 12 months. The worker must return to their home country for four months before applying for another work permit.

When assessing a job offer, HRSDC considers primarily :

You should also be aware of other requirements related to housing, transportation of the workers, employer-employee contracts, and health and workplace safety for the work.

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