Information for Employers

Information for Employers

Alberta attracts job seeking newcomers from around the world. This influx of potential workers creates new opportunities for Alberta employers to find the right people for the job.

There are programs available both at the provincial and federal level for Alberta employers considering hiring foreign labour for their companies. The Ministry administers the How to Hire Foreign Workers Seminars to help Alberta employers connect with and retain foreign workers.

For more information on hiring foreign workers, call the Immigrate to Alberta Information Service at 1‑877‑427‑6419.


There are numerous important requirements and standards that employers must follow when hiring temporary foreign workers including a specific process when bringing them into Alberta. The following are helpful resources outlining these conditions.

Arrival, Settlement, First Day at Work

After hiring temporary foreign workers, retaining their services can be very valuable to employers. Having a successful settlement plan in place for foreign workers will help with their integration into the workplace.


For employers interested in helping temporary foreign workers gain permanent residency in the province, the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) can help expedite the immigration process. The AINP is designed to support Alberta’s economic growth by attracting labour-market-destined immigrants to the province.

Helpful Resources

  • Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline: 1‑877‑944‑9955 (toll-free) or 780‑644‑9955 (Edmonton local calling area)
  • Alberta’s Official Immigration website
  • Immigrate to Alberta Information Service (I2A Info Service): 1‑877‑427‑6419 (toll-free within Alberta), or 780‑427‑6419 (outside Alberta)
  • Service Alberta: 780‑427‑4088 (Edmonton local calling area), or 1‑877‑427‑4088 (toll-free within Alberta)
  • Employment Standards: 1‑877‑427‑3731 (toll-free), or 780‑427‑3731 (Edmonton local calling area)
  • Employment Standards website
Modified: 2016-11-10
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