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General Questions

What work experience do I need?

You have completed a high-school diploma and have the appropriate training, skills, and/or accreditation required for the job. At the time of submission, you must have work experience of 12 months within the last 5 years (1,560 hours or more), related to the position and skills for the job. Volunteer work and unpaid internships do not count.

What is the minimum education requirement?

You should have successful completed the equivalent of Canadian secondary school education. You have completed a high-school diploma and have the appropriate training, skills, and/or accreditation required for the job. At the time of submission, you must have work experience of 12 months within the last 5 years (1,560 hours or more), related to the position and skills for the job. Volunteer work and unpaid internships do not count.

What language or languages do I need and what level? 

You should have the ability to speak, read and understand either English or French at a level sufficient to communicate effectively in an unsupervised situation. Depending on your profession and the job requirements level requirements will vary. You should have though no less than CLB 4 or IELTS 4.

Is there an age limit?

You are between the ages of 21 and 55 at the time the Office of Immigration receives your application.

How long does the process take?

The whole process can take between 3 and 12 months depending on factors such as how complete your application is from the start, the field of work you are applying for , your final destination and what employment programs are being offered.

I received a job offer from the Canadian employer. What else do I need to start working? (LMIA)

It depends. A general rule is that a foreign national requires a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment before he or she can proceed to work for a Canadian employer. The Employment and Social Development Canada makes an assessment based on a request from the Canadian employer. In brief, the Canadian employer has to show that it could not find a suitable candidate amongst Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada to perform the job offered to a foreign national. However, there are exemptions when LMIA is not required. For instance, religious work, intra-company transferees, spouses of international students currently enrolled in the study program in Canada, etc.

How do I get started?

You will contact us at Foreign Workers Today and we will take you step by step through the process. Click the link below and send us a message. We are here to help 🙂

Costs and fees

What will my total fees be for the whole process?

Well, it will depend on who replies – an agency or an employer directly. If you make contact with an employer directly the costs can be under €3 000 (US$3, 700). If an agency contacts you the costs can be between €3 500 (US$4, 300) and €5 000 (US$6, 200) depending on the agency. All the big costs you will pay in portions, so not all at once. (This may not include airfare.)

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At Foreign Workers Today we try to keep the costs as low as possible and with us you could pay as little as €1 500 (US$1, 900) in some cases. The first cost you will pay is the Foreign Workers Today 12 month registration and membership fee. These figures can change due to changes in values of currencies.

What is the LMIA and who should pay for this?

The LMIA is the Labour Market Impact Assessment which is a process taken to determine if Canada can bring a foreign worker from abroad. The cost of an LMIA is C$1, 000 (USD$800) and by law it is the employer who should pay for this.

How much is the placement fee and who should pay this?

If you work though Foreign Workers Today (FWT) and together with FWT we find a job direct with an employer, there will be no placement fee charged by us. If with or without FWT you are offered a job contract by an agency, the placement fee can be anywhere between €1 000 (US$1, 300) and €2 000 (US$2, 500). The placement fee should be paid by the employer.

Working With Our Team

Why work with our team?

Well, when you register with us remember you register for 12 months. We are here on the ground in the EU and Canada to assist you even after the start of your employment. We will make you feel at home and ensure that the beginning of your work abroad is a pleasant experience. Our team members are from different ethnic backgrounds and they know what is is like to be far from home.

What is the 12 month registration about?

For no extra cost you become a member of the Foreign Workers Today community. We ensure that your file for an employment opportunity, for the immigration departments, for placement agencies and employers is completed entirely, professionally with no waste of time and cost effectively. We are on your side when it comes to costs so no one takes advantage or cheats you. We are you insurance to a calm and problem free application process.

At no extra cost you benefit from many added free services such as; free assessment, free placement, free IELTS training and from time to time we offer free English courses.

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