If you’re hiring someone who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, they need a valid work permit. Evaluate which option is best for you and the candidate.
If your candidate is an American or Mexican citizen, applying for a work permit through NAFTA may be an option.
If your candidate is from a Francophone country, consider applying for a work permit through the Francophone Mobility Program.
If your candidate is under the age of 30 or 35, they may be eligible for a work permit through International Experience Canada.
If your position is full-time and ongoing, you may want to consider the BC Provincial Nominee Program, which can lead to permanent residency in Canada.
You may be able to hire a candidate through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which involves submitting a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Questions about NOCs and prevailing wages? We’ve summarized some of the main sources of information that will help you when hiring an employee from outside of Canada.
Here’s what you need to know about teacher certification requirements so that your new hires can get started right away.
If you have contracts on offer for teachers not yet certified to work in BC, you can ask the Teacher Regulation Branch to prioritize its review of applications.