This type of program will permit Canadian employers to employ foreigners to fill the gap of labour and skills deficiencies if there are no Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents available.     

Canadian employers may also find competent foreign workers already in Canada, these are workers who are about to complete their contract, or they have an open work permit. The employer will organize the employee’s Compensation benefits and coverage of their medical, make sure that the work condition and time limits are complied with and verify Social Insurance Number. 

Most Temporary Foreign Workers  are limited to four years of working in Canada and they also have the chance to apply for a Permanent Residence.