Hiring temporary foreign workers
Foreign workers in B.C. are protected from unfair practices under the Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act. If you're a foreign worker with concerns about recruitment or employment, you can file a complaint.
Employers must register
to hire foreign workers
Employers can hire foreign workers to fill temporary labour and skill shortages. Most employers hire a foreign worker through the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Foreign worker recruiters
must be licensed
Recruiters help employers in B.C. find foreign workers. Individual recruiters must be licensed in B.C., even if their business or main operations are located outside of the province.