The length of the process depends on the position the company is recruiting for and the country they wish to recruit from. The shortest time frame to have a foreign worker in Canada is approximately one month. The waiting times to acquire a foreign worker from beginning to end range from approximately 3-7 months.
Global Hire can recruit from any country around the world, but specialize in select countries due to the availability of high and low skilled workers and the success rate of the immigration process per country. Currently we specialize in recruiting from the Philippines and Mexico, with recruiters working out of India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Chile, Dubai, and Eastern Europe.
Our primary focus is to assist your organization by matching you with the right employees based on your specific needs. We provide placement services primarily in the Construction, Trucking, Welding, Manufacturing and Service Industries on a contractual or a permanent basis. We do this while building partnerships based on mutual respect, trust and professionalism.
The difference between low and high skilled workers is defined by the National Occupational Classification or NOC for short. The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. Each occupation has a designated NOC code based on the skill requirements required to perform the job. High skilled workers are designated under skill levels 0, A, or B of the National Occupational Classification Matrix. Low skilled positions are designated as skill level C and D of the matrix. For further information please refer to the matrix here.
Foreign workers who immigrate to Canada on a temporary work visa are not able to work for any other employer unless authorized to do so. To obtain authorization to work for another employer is a painstaking process. In most cases an employee will not try to switch employers as long as they are treated fairly and the terms of the employment contract are met.
As an employer you are obligated to treat foreign workers the same as you would treat Canadian workers. A contract between the foreign worker and potential employer is signed before the foreign worker is granted their work permit. This contract outlines the obligations made between the employer and the employee. So if the foreign worker does not meet the criteria set forth by the employer for their employees, the employer is under no obligation to keep them and can terminate their contract.