Even though there is no minimum recruitment requirement, employers are encouraged to hire permanent residents and Canadians. This should be done before you offer a job to a temporary foreign worker.
The wages that are offered to temporary foreign workers should be similar to the ones that are paid to permanent residents and Canadians. The wages should be similar if the employees are offered the same job position and have the same skills and experience.
Employers should offer hourly wage rates at a minimum. This should be done for occupations with wage floors. The wages of temporary foreign workers should be adjusted and reviewed at least once annually. This will ensure that they continue to receive the prevailing wages for the job.
If the job requires additional years of experience and specialized skills, the wages that are offered to the employee should reflect these requirements. Only guaranteed wages are considered when employers determine the wage rate. Overtime, bonuses, and commissions are excluded from the wage rate.
Working Conditions and Job Duties
The temporary foreign workers should only do duties that are specific for the job they are hired for. All workers including temporary foreign workers are protected by Canadian law. The exploitation of workers is a violation of human rights and Canadian law.
Most occupations are covered under territorial or provincial legislations that deal with employment standards and working conditions.
The temporary foreign worker hired under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program should be covered under territorial or provincial legislation pertaining to workplace safety. Private insurance plan can also be used by the employer to provide insurance cover to the temporary foreign workers.
French or English are the only languages that are identified as a job requirement in the job advertisement and application. If any other language is to be considered for the job then the employer must provide proper justification for it.
The employer should comply with all the requirements specified by the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. It is important to gain knowledge about the different compliance requirements. You should also gain knowledge about non-compliance and the subsequent consequences.