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Temporary Foreign Workers Guidelines (FW) Manual - Chapter FW 2 Policy and Special considerations

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Citizenship and immigration Canada


The document contains the framework of the policy regarding temporary foreign workers including the intent of the policy ("the objectives of the policy primarily focus on the economic benefits accruing to Canada by fulfilling a legitimate need of the Canadian labour market"), the general provisions, the need of validation by the Human Resource Centre Canada (HCRR, formerly CEC) and the exemptions of validation,the role of the HRCC and the role of the Visa and Immigration Officer. The document also contains descriptions of the Québec Program, the privacy legislation and the cost recovery.

Issuing organization

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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legislation, foreign workers, Temporary workers, economy, humanitarian reasons, skills, HRCC

Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Current Policy

Geographical focuses

Federal and National relevance


French and English