Workforce Solutions Road Map to address labour shortages across Canada

On March 27, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, announced the extension of measures that were implemented last year, in April 2022, as part of the TFWP Workforce Solutions Road Map.

As noted in the announcement, effective April 3rd 2023, the following TFWP measures will be extended until October 30, 2023:

  • permitting employers in seven sectors with demonstrated labour shortages to hire up to 30 percent of their workforce through the TFW Program, for low-wage positions;
  • maintaining the validity period of Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) at 18 months; and,
  • maintaining the maximum duration of employment for low-wage positions for a period up to two years.

The Road Map measures are intended to help employers address current labour shortages across many sectors and occupations, create greater stability in the economy, and build a stronger Canadian workforce for today and tomorrow.