Support and Services for Temporary Foreign Workers
The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada has a Settlement Worker who assists temporary foreign workers (TFWs) and their employers with various issues surrounding, settlement, work permits and immigration matters.
Services for Temporary Foreign Workers
- Completion of a PEIANC intake and initial needs assessment
- Assistance with application for a PEI health card
- Referral to, or advice on, CCB, GST/HST returns, and Canada Revenue Agency matters
- referral to other PEI ANC programs such as Employment Assistance Services (EAS), Immigrant Student Services (ISS), Community Connections Program (CCP) and so on
- Assistance with translation services for driver's licenses and other documents, and interpretation services where necessary
- Advising on process for new work permit or extensions via information and instruction form the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website
- Providing information on online practice materials for English language, as well as referral for language tutors through PEIANC's English-as-an-Additional-Language Tutor Program, and information on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Sharing information on TFW and other employment rights and laws, and other services as needed
Services for Employers
This Settlement Worker will meet with employers and workers individually or in group settings to answer questions and relay pertinent workplace information. PEIANC will arrange interpreters for employers as needed to ensure TFWs with language barriers are fully aware of health and safety regulations, and workplace duties. The Settlement Worker will provide an overview of the LMIA process and direct employers to the IRCC and Service Canada websites for more detailed information and specific application steps.
Cooper Institute: Temporary Foreign Workers Project
Cooper Institute, a PEI development centre for popular education and research, has been working for several years on building knowledge about the issues surrounding the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in PEI. To learn more about their research and findings, and public education workshops and forums, visit the Cooper Institute website.