Job Match Service comes into effect- a new rating system for TFWP

Posted on August 29, 2017

For the employers hiring overseas skilled workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), a new rating system has come into effect. This new system called as the Job Match will help employers match open job positions with eligible job seekers. Moreover, the Job Match is platform all employers must use to invite potential hires who fit for the advertised role.

The process- at a glance

This new system has come into effect from August 28, 2017 for both high wage and low wage working hires.  Employers will have an easy access of this system through their personal dashboard of the Canada Job Bank. To find potential candidates through the TFWP, employers must initially obtain a positive LMIA (on proving that no Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident was able or ready to take up the responsibilities of the proposed job). However, employers a part of the Intra Company Transfer Program, the international experience Canada Program and NAFTA recruitment are exempted from obtained an LMIA for recruitment process.

Going further, irrespective of territory or province, employers are required to advertise on Job Bank and conduct at least two additional methods of recruitment that are consistent with the occupation. Along with the job bank employers of provinces or territories may use their territorial or provincial job board as one of the additional recruitment methods.

The new ranking system will have different ranking criteria for high wage and low wage workers.

  • Employers hiring in a high-wage scenario will be required to invite all job seekers matched within the first 30 days of the job advertisement on Job Bank to apply for the position if they are rated four stars or more.
  • Employers hiring in a low-wage scenario will be required to invite all job seekers matched within the first 30 days of the job advertisement on Job Bank to apply for the position if they are rated two stars or more.

Source: CICnews