A company that wishes to hire a temporary foreign worker must honour these obligations in particular:
Contract of employment
The employer must complete and sign a contract of employment with the worker and send it to the worker.
Obtain the necessary authorizations
The employer must obtain the authorizations to hire a temporary foreign worker, as the case may be. For example, the employer will have to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Ensure the worker obtains the necessary authorizations
The employer must ensure the worker holds a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) and a work permit authorizing the worker to work for them, as the case may be:
Declare the hiring
The employer must declare the hiring of temporary foreign workers to the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).
Honour their obligations to temporary foreign workers
The employer must honour their obligations relating to:
the work specified in the offer of employment and reflected in the decision regarding the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
payment of the wages declared in the different documents required for the application
the number of hours of work
the tasks identified in the LMIA and
the specific obligations related to the stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Compliance with the legislation
The employer must comply with the provincial, territorial or federal legislation in matters of employment.
Help the worker obtain the right documents
The employer must help the temporary foreign worker obtain the right identity documents and other documents. For example, the worker must obtain a social insurance number and medical documents.
Declare any change in working conditions
The employer must declare any change in working conditions to the Gouvernement du Québec and the Government of Canada. The employer will also have to verify if a new LMIA is necessary.