Starting January 8, 2024, employers will be able to submit applications for positions on Service Canada’s Phase 2 REP occupations list. These 84 occupations are in high-demand and show shortage conditions based on the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) assessment of recent labour market conditions (2019-2021). These occupations also span a wide array of industry sectors, including construction, health care, transportation, manufacturing, tourism, accommodations, and food services.
The deadline to submit applications to become a recognized employer is September 16, 2024, however recognized employers will continue to have access to simplified applications for the 84 designated occupations until the end of the pilot on December 31, 2026.
Employers who regularly access the TFW Program and have no previous history of non-compliance are encouraged to apply.
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Thank you in advance for your usual collaboration.
The Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Employment and Social Development Canada