The temporary foreign workers program is a temporary immigration program for all those who would like to join the Canadian labour market for a fixed, temporary period. As the Canadian economy relies heavily on ‘importing’ or bringing in foreign nationals, the Canadian government offers a variety of immigration pathways to both higher and lower-skilled workers. This keeps the unemployment rate at a reasonable level and it offers the Canadian work market the much-needed workforce.

This program issues temporary work permits for all who know where they would like to work and are seeking temporary employment in Canada. When it comes to the work permit itself, this is a closed work permit and it allows you to work for a single employer for the duration of your stay in Canada. Let’s consider the TFWP (Temporary Foreign Workers Program) in more detail.

What Is the Temporary Foreign Workers Program?

The Temporary Foreign Workers Program is a special temporary immigration program that allows foreign workers to become temporary residents of Canada and to join Canadian workers in the Canadian job market. When it comes to the program itself, it allows foreign workers to come to Canada and stay and work here for only 6 months, with possibilities for extensions, under certain conditions.

The program itself only assumes that you can work for one, specific employer, and this means that you are issued an employer-specific work permit or a closed work permit. This permit allows you to work only for the employer stated on it, but it does not allow you to come to Canada without a valid job offer, and it does not allow you to come to Canada and then start looking for employment. In a sense, this is a great solution: it allows the Canadian government to only bring in people whose professions are deficient in Canada (there are labour shortages in the field) and it allows all who come to the country to have a job – meaning that everybody is taken good care of.

On the other hand of the spectrum are employers in Canada. Understanding that there may simply not be enough workers among the permanent residents in Canada, the government has introduced this program to help Canadian companies and employers start employing abroad. When it comes to these, it is important to note that the employer needs to try to hire someone from Canada, and only after they have failed to find a good employer, can they join the TFWP program. They will need to get an LMIA – Labour Market Impact Assessment – and only if it is positive will they be able to apply for possible immigration as a prospective worker and be able to have their skills presented to the Canadian work market.

Streams Under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program

This being said it is easy to conclude that this is not a uniform program. Every employer has different needs for the skilled worker class that they would employ. On top of this, different fields and types of work can also mean that the workers would need a different skillset or that they would need to come to Canada for different periods of the year. Seasonal workers are a great example, as they are employed in a specific field, for a specific time, and for doing a specific type of work. However, hiring seasonal workers in the lowlands or the flatlands of Canada could mean that they work in agriculture or fields. Hiring them in the highlands could mean that they are employed to take care of the livestock and animals in general.

For this reason, multiple streams of the TFWP have been created, to make sure that every employer’s needs are taken care of. Although the arrival of low-skilled workers is necessary, it is also important to make sure that their rights are not endangered, even temporarily. This is where the need for diversification of the program comes into play, and this is where the need to ensure that the workplaces are safe comes from. Let’s consider the 6 basic TFWP streams that exist today:

  • High Wage Worker Stream
  • Low Wage Worker Stream
  • Agriculture Worker Stream
  • Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP)
  • Global Talent Stream (GTS)
  • Home Care Provider Stream

High Wage Worker Stream

When it comes to the high-wage worker stream, this stream is intended for all who would be paid a sum equal to or higher than the median hourly wage for that particular province. The program is intended for high-skilled workers who would like to come and gain Canadian work experience, but at the same time, it is intended to provide an influx point for Canadian employers who think that high-skilled workers can contribute to their work stream and the work process in their company.

To ensure that your highly skilled foreign worker can immigrate to Canada, you (as a potential Canadian employer) need to get an LMIA – Labour Market Impact Assessment. During this assessment, a corresponding body will go through the application process itself and try to establish what the actual needs of your company are and how bringing in that particular worker will benefit both your company and the Canadian economy. When it comes to the LMIA itself, it is only valid for 6 months, so it should be asked for once both you and your potential worker are sure that you can start with the immigration process. The skilled trades worker shortage is a great example – applying both on your end and the prospective worker’s end at approximately the same time will easily help you get the worker in Canada by the time their work is ‘in season’ or necessary.

Low Wage Worker Stream

On the other hand, the (wage) spectrum is those workers who would be paid below the median hourly wage. To bring these workers in, the Canadian employer still needs to apply for the LMIA. This is done through the TFWP Low-Wage Worker Stream. When it comes to these positions, they are considered to be truly seasonal or temporary.

Hiring these workers still demands that you check on the Canadian employment market first. The Job Service Canada is a complex system, so you may want to follow all the steps, as not being able to prove that you have been trying to find a worker among all the permanent residents of Canada can lead to a rejection of your LMIA application. Once you get a positive LMIA, you can proceed to look for an employee abroad. When it comes to this LMIA, it is still valid for 6 months, so you will need to coordinate both getting your LMIA and your prospective employee’s application for the TFWP program.

Agriculture Worker Stream

The agricultural worker stream is intended for all who would like to secure the workers for their agricultural enterprises and their farms. As the work here is very high-intensity and very seasonal, the workers are usually expected to come during the peak season of the agricultural operations and to work during the season. Of course, the workers may be asked to come before the season itself starts and to leave after the season has ended.

When it comes to this practice, this is commonplace in Canadian agriculture. The time before the season is usually used for preparation of the soils and the machines, and training at the same time. When it comes to the legal aspect of this type of work, the work that is necessary to be done will have to be on Canada’s National Commodity List and the activities will need to be related to the on-farm primary agriculture with the following NOC codes:

  • 0821 – managers in agriculture (apiarist, apple grower, chicken farmer, dairy farmer, fruit farmer, hog breeder, horse breeder, maple syrup producer, market gardener, potato farmer, rancher, seed grower, sod farmer, vegetable grower, vineyard manager, viticulturist, when farmer, etc.)
  • 0822 – managers in horticulture (Christmas tree farm operator, flower grower, greenhouse manager, greenhouse operator, nursery manager, nursery operator, plant grower – nursery, horticultural greenhouse operator, nursery operator, greenhouse operator, etc.)
  • 8252 – agricultural service contractors (artificial inseminator, cattle herdsperson, contractor on artificial insemination service, contractor on crop harvesting service, crop dusting contractor, dairy herdsperson, farm foreman or forewoman, farm supervisor, feedlot foreman or forewoman, hog operation supervisor, horse trainer, livestock breeding service contractor, port production technician, poultry farm foreman or forewoman, ranch foreman or forewoman, swine herdsperson, vegetable farm foreman or forewoman, etc.)
  • 8255 – landscaping and grounds maintenance contractors (greenhouse supervisor, grounds maintenance contractor, grounds keeping supervisor, horticulture workers supervisor, interior plantscaping contractor, landscaping contractor, landscaping foreman/woman, landscaping supervisor, lawn care contractor, nursery foreman/woman, park maintenance supervisor, tree service contractor, etc.)
  • 8431 – general farm workers (beef cattle farm worker, cattle ranch labourer, dairy farm worker, farm machinery operator, general farm worker, grain farm worker, harvester machine operator, hatchery worker, poultry farm worker, vegetable farm worker, etc.)
  • 8432 – nursery and greenhouse workers (forest nursery worker, greenhouse worker, horticulture worker, hothouse worker, hydroponics worker, nursery worker, etc.)
  • 8611 – harvesting labourers (apple picker, berry picker, crop farm labourer, fruit sorter, harvest hand, vegetable packer, fruit packer, etc.)

Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP)

As there are many full-time positions (also low-wage positions) in agriculture, there is another program for these workers, the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). The program also means that you get to go to Canada and work there for a specific time, but at the same time, it means that you can stay for up to eight months if you join this program.

Needless to say, the LMIA is necessary for this temporary immigration stream and the temporary work permit. When it comes to this program, it is available to all coming from:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Dominicana
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Global Talent Stream (GTS)

When it comes to the Global Talent Stream, this stream is intended for eligible occupations (usually high-wage positions) and professional occupations that have been appointed by the GTS partners themselves. When it comes to these positions, they do not require an LMIA – and are therefore perfect for employers looking for people or employees who are highly specialized but do not want the hassle of getting an LMIA.

The program itself is divided into two categories, Category A and Category B. The former is there for employers who have been referred by the designated partners. It is also for those looking for highly specialized workers. When it comes to Category B, the program is intended for those looking for workers who are already on the GTS Occupations List. Here is the list of designated partners:

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • BC Tech Association
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Communitech Corporation
  • Council of Canadian Innovators
  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service
  • ICT Manitoba (ICTAM)
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – Accelerated Growth Service
  • MaRS Discovery District
  • National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Ontario Ministry of Economic Growth and Development
  • VENN Innovation

Here is a list of the occupations in the GTS list:

  • 213 – Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • 2147 – Computer engineers (no software engineers or designers)
  • 2171 – Information Systems Analysts and Information Systems Consultants
  • 2172 – Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • 2173 – Software Engineers and Software Designers
  • 2174 – Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • 2175 – Web Designers and Web Developers etc.

Home Care Provider Stream

There is another stream of the TFWP and that is the home care provider stream. This stream allows you to hire foreign workers to help you take care of your children or people with special medical needs. When it comes to these programs, they are intended to help families that are busy and would like to hire help. This includes hiring a professional to provide additional care to your children, elder family members, or those who have a higher-than-usual need for medical and mobility assistance.

When it comes to those seeking workers to help them take care of their children, it is necessary to say that the program is available to all seeking ways to hire someone (with an employment agreement) to help around the kids. The family applying will need to prove they have dependent children under 18 years of age, and the worker they are trying to hire will have to meet the requirements for the NOC code 4411. When it comes to this job position, the employers will need to take out an LMIA.

When it comes to families seeking ways to help out their elderly family members or family members with medical states, conditions, diseases, or past injuries that make them dependent on others for their daily activities, there is a way to bring in the workers to help you with this as well. When it comes to this type of application, you are exempt from paying the LMIA fee (you still need the LMIA, but you are exempt from paying the LMIA CAD1,000 fee for as long as your household income is lower than the CAD150,000 threshold). The position you are trying to fill up will need to correspond to the NOC code 3012, 3233, or 4412.

Let’s revise the NOC codes from this list:

  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (examples: clinical nurse, community health nurse, emergency care nurse, intensive care nurse, nursing consultant, private duty nurse, public health nurse, registered nurse, registered psychiatric nurse, etc.)
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses (examples: graduating nursing assistant, operating room technical, registered nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, etc.)
  • NOC 4411 – Home child care providers (examples: babysitter, child care live-in caregiver, child care provider – private home, nanny, parent’s helper)
  • NOC 4412 – Home support workers, housekeepers, and related occupations (examples: attendant for persons with disabilities – home care, family caregiver, home support worker, housekeeper, live-in caregiver for seniors, personal aide – home support, personal care attendant – home care, respite worker – home support, etc.)

Requirements for Temporary Foreign Worker Program Checklist

The temporary foreign worker program checklist is not too long and it is mostly the same, regardless of the source countries that your potential workers are coming from. The restricted work permit ties in the economic immigrants of this program for the specific employer, and without an existing employer and specific intention to hire a particular worker, the person trying to immigrate to Canada cannot join the program. When it comes to permanent immigrants, the biggest difference is that the period of their status, the labour migration policies, and the wage requirements are quite different.

In almost all streams, the LMIA assessment will have to be taken out. This assessment is supposed to assess or check how bringing in the foreign worker, even on a short-term basis will impact the Canadian work market. Canada has one of the best work markets in the world, and being able to join it is a limited opportunity for which certain eligibility criteria (also referred to as selection criteria) will have to be met. These include (worker-specific):

  • having a job in Canada
  • being able to prove that you will come back home after you leave Canada and your work permit expires
  • being able to prove that you can finance your stay in Canada (you may use a combination of the work contract, showing how much you will be paid in wages and your savings or existing funds)
  • being able to prove that you will be able to cover the expenses of returning to your home country
  • being able to prove that you have a clean criminal record (police examination certificate – you will need to present this document from your country of origin or country of residence, as well as all other countries in which you have lived for a minimum period of one year since you were 18)
  • you must prove that you are in good health – you will need to pass a medical examination (this could also be one of the job requirements, especially for those in the caregiver program), and you will need to be examined in your current country of residence by an appointed doctor. When it comes to this, you will need to be able to pass the medical examination if you have traveled to any of the high-risk areas of the world (known for epidemic outbreaks), and if you have any medical conditions that could cost the Canadian health insurance homes more than CAD100,000 over five years or CAD20,000 yearly
  • you must prove that you will not work for an employer that offers escort services to their clients, striptease, erotic dance, or erotic massage. Sex-related work and work that exploits the body is considered undignified in Canada and the Canadian immigration office or immigration service will not consider these applications for any of their immigration programs

Application Process of Temporary Foreign Workers Program

As all other Canadian immigration programs offer concrete opportunities to those who would like to come to Canada and work there, the Canada TFWP also has a specific application process that needs to be followed to make sure that you get to immigrate to Canada and get a work permit. When it comes to taking up Canada as the country of employment, you will need to be able to get to know the work market and understand that your position in society during your stay there will be somewhat limited: you will have all the rights as all other citizens and permanent residents, with the notable exception of not being able to work for just about anyone and not being able to vote or do certain government-related jobs. This being said, let’s consider the exact application process for the TFWP Canada:

Find Employment in Canada

There are many LMIA jobs in Canada for foreigners, and getting one is not that difficult. There are many online resources and websites, including your network of people and acquaintances that you can work with to ensure that you find a job and enable yourself to immigrate there, although temporarily. when it comes to job-hunting itself, it is necessary to understand that while some may be lucky and land their first job in a single week, others may need more time, especially for lower-skilled occupations. In seasonal and agricultural work, often, it is a recommendation by someone who has already worked in Canada for a specific employer that is enough to land you your first job.

However, if you are not lucky enough to know someone who would recommend you, there are other ways to try your luck and find a job. These include JobBank Canada, LinkedIn, and other online resources for job hunting. Make sure to visit provincial pages and Facebook groups. Sometimes, especially if you are a high-skilled worker, cold emailing can be the best option – as it gives you enough time to prepare and seek for abusive employer practices. Cold emailing may also be the most difficult approach, as it means that you should be able to assume what future position will need an employee and the ability to assume labour market shortages.

Obtain the LMIA

Once you have found your potential employer, they will need to apply for an LMIA. This is a straightforward process, and it is carried out through the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The process takes some time, so be prepared to wait. The employer will have to pay the CAD1,000 LMIA processing fee. The outcome of the LMIA can be positive or negative. If it is negative, the employer will need to try again or offer you another position in hopes of it getting accepted. If the labour market opinion is positive, you can proceed and start looking forward to your work permit and TFWP visa application.

Apply for a Work Permit and Visa

Once you have the employer, the job offer, and an LMIA, it is time to secure you get the work permit and the visa. For this, you will need the LMIA number, some forms, and supporting documents, including:

  • IMM 1295 – Application for a Work Permit Made Outside of Canada
  • Schedule 1 – Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Canada
  • IMM 5645 – Family Information Form
  • IMM 5409 – Statutory Declaration of a Common-Law Union – if applicable to your particular case
  • IMM 5476 – The Use of a Representative Form – if applicable, you only fill this in if someone else will be legally presenting you during the application process – this can be a family member, an immigration consultant, or just about anyone else you trust enough with your documents
  • IMM 5475 – Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual – only if applicable and only if you use a Representative (if you fill in the IMM5476 form, you will also need this one)

You will also need the following supporting documents:

  • a valid passport, which should be valid at least for the duration of your stay in Canada. If it is valid for a shorter time, you will be declined or given the work permit and the TFWP visa for the duration of your passport validity
  • a photocopy of your passport and all its pages, including the stamps to the previous countries you have traveled to as well as the first page – outlining all your details and the details about the passport, such as the passport number and the passport validity period and the expiry date
  • two passport-style photos, which should be attached to the application itself. At least one of the photos should be stamped by the licensed photographer and it should carry the information on your identity and personal details on the back
  • a valid job offer from your employer, including the LMIA assessment number
  • police record certificates, for every country you have lived in for longer than a year since you were 18 years of age
  • the proof of your current immigration status, especially if you live in a country other than your country of origin or country of citizenship. If you still live in the same country, you can also get a proof of residence confirming where you live. The address of your current permanent or temporary residence should be visible and it should match the address outlined in your other documents, such as your passport
  • your resume or CV – for the sake of proving that you can indeed do the work that you have applied for and have gotten a job offer for – should be up to date
  • your education credentials – including your high school diploma, University degree, and all the certification and other educational credentials that you may own
  • copy of your marriage certificate – if applicable, divorce certificate, if applicable, or a certificate or proof of a common-law union between you and your partner
  • copy of children’s birth certificates – if applicable
  • Certificate d’acceptation du Quebec (CAQ) – if applicable, this document is only necessary to those who would like to live and work in Quebec and you do not need it for other Canadian provinces
  • you may also be asked to provide documents proving your ties to the country of citizenship or residence. These may include documents confirming ownership over a property, bills you pay, having contracts, and any other form of connection. These documents are used to verify or increase the security of the Canadian Border Services Agency and their agents that you will be returning to your home country after you have completed the program and your work permit is no longer valid
  • any other documents that you may be asked to submit as a part of your application process.

Please bear in mind that the documents outlined here are informative: Canada can change the requirements at any moment, and it is up to you to check for any last-minute changes before committing yourself to an application process. In reality, the document checklist can change also based on the country you are coming from, or on your basis.

Finish the Physical Examination

When it comes to the physical examination, you will need to get one before the application process. This medical examination will be necessary for all workplaces where you will be contacting a higher number of people and with people of a younger age or those that may be in such an age or medical condition that they may be susceptible to different diseases and pathogens. When it comes to those handling food, the same applies to all the parts of the food production chain. When it comes to not taking a medical examination, we do not recommend this, as this will severely limit your ability to find a job in Canada and will limit your job opportunities.

Show Up for the Visa Interview

The next step in getting to Canada is showing up for the interview that will be scheduled for you. You should be able to travel to the Canada Consulate or Canada Consular Office on your budget and be able to give clear and concise replies to any questions that they may have about you, your personal life, or your employment in Canada, as well as about the connection that you may have to your own country of citizenship. You will also need to pay the biometrics fee of CAD85 and provide the biometrics (a biometric photo and your fingerprints) when asked to do so. Failure to do so will exclude you from the pool of applicants and your application will be rejected.

Observe the Processing Application

After the interview, the consular office or the embassy will need some time to process the application itself. This is a normal occurrence, and it can last anywhere between 3 and 25 weeks. This is a normal processing time for a complete application. If you have failed to submit some documents or if you have submitted an otherwise incomplete application, the processing time will be extended by the time they need to inform you about it, as well as the shipping time that your local post office may need to deliver the documents to the consular office.

Once the processing is done and all the documents have been verified, the consular office will bring their decision. The decision can either be positive, meaning that you have been granted a chance to go to Canada, or negative, meaning that your application has been declined. In the former case, you will be sent instructions on how to continue your temporary immigration to Canada, and in the latter case, you will be explained why your application has been declined. This will give you a valuable opportunity to work on your next application to increase your chances of getting accepted the next time.

Go to Canada

If all has gone well, you can book your ticket to Canada. When traveling there, make sure you bring all the required documents that you used during the visa application process as they will be checked again. This time, the checking will be done by the POE (Port of Entry) border officers. They will go through your documents and ask you questions. Answer truthfully, as they can neglect your entrance into Canada.

Check Out Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Explained:

Types of Canadian Work Permits Issued Under TFWP

Skilled worker immigration to Canada is possible with two basic types of work permits: the open and the closed permit. While the open permit enables you to simply go to Canada and look for any employer and type of work there, the closed work permit means that you will have to work for a specific employer or in a specific field.

The TFWP is the latter type, and the work permit that is issued is the employer-specific work permit. Not only does this mean that you have to stay in a specific field, but it also means that you have to stay and work for the same employer for the duration of your contract. This is also related to working in a single location – if your employer works across multiple locations, they will have to state all the locations that you will be working on. When it comes to the job roles and responsibilities, they have to stay uniform across locations.

Application Fees for Canadian TFWP

The application for the TFWP is not free. However, the fees are not too high either. In fact, there will be two fees that you have to pay and a fee that your employer in Canada has to pay for. The fees are as follows:

  • the processing fee – CAD155
  • the biometrics fee – CAD85
  • the LMIA processing fee – CAD1,000 – paid by the employer

Processing Length of TFWP

In general, the TFWP processing times are short – around 3-27 weeks. However, some TFWP streams promise even faster processing times. This would be the GTS (Global Talent Stream) of the TFWP program, which has a work permit processing time of around 10 days. When it comes to the application processing time, it is important to note that the times outlined above relate to complete applications that have been timely sent. Any document that has been forgotten missed or mislabeled will prolong your application procedure and will ensure that you wait for a longer time to have your visa application processed.

What Are the Benefits of Being a Temporary Worker in Canada?

When it comes to the benefits of the TFWP, there are many of them. Canada has a very good economy and is one of the world leaders in that sense. When it comes to the experience itself, living abroad gives you a chance to perfect the language, and your work experience and to put into practice all that you have previously learned. When it comes to later, possibly permanent immigration, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and all other immigration programs to Canada favour those with Canadian work experience, so you will be able to increase your chances of immigration to Canada down the road if the need be.

List of Canadian Employers Looking for Foreign Workers

Temporary foreign worker program Canada jobs – this is what may be on your mind right now. Although there are no strict lists of potential employers that you could use to start cold mailing them, it is useful to know that ANY company in Canada can hire foreign workers. Your network of friends, relatives, and family can help you with this, especially if they live in Canada. If you have no one over there, you can also contact JobBank Canada, LinkedIn, Facebook groups, and many other online resources to start looking for a job. Always remember that the TFWP is available to ALL who qualify, as this is not a prestigious program available to a chosen few.

Bringing Dependents Through Temporary Foreign Workers Program: Is It Possible?

When applying for the TFWP program, you will have the family information document to fill in. If you would like your family (close family) to travel with you, this is a possibility, but you will need to make sure that you submit their documents for processing as well and do so at the same time as your application is sent. Beware that you will have to pay a separate processing fee for each family member, but the biometrics fees are capped at CAD170 per family. You can bring your spouse or a common-law partner and your children with you.


How Many Times Can You Extend Your Work Permit in Canada?

There is no fixed number to how many times you can extend your work permit in Canada. You can do so indefinitely, for as long as you are a law-abiding individual who does what the work permit states they should be doing. When it comes to the work permits themselves, after a while, you could apply for a permanent residence, as this is a much better option than reapplying for a work permit every 6 months.

Can I Stay in Canada While Waiting For LMIA?

If your work permit or your LMIA is about to expire, you can stay in Canada and maintain your status there for a while. However, if your employer is applying for the LMIA for you, and you are still abroad, you cannot travel to Canada and wait for the LMIA to be processed. You will need to LMIA number (which you get AFTER processing) to start your visa application in the first place with the TFWP program.

What Is the Best Place to Live in Canada for Immigrants?

Canada has many beautiful places to offer, so there is something for everybody there. There are big cities, smaller towns, and rural areas. If you like the seaside, Canada has two coasts, and if ski centers are your cup of tea, you are in luck too. However, considering that the number one complaint foreigners have of Canada is the cold weather, we would suggest you either stay in the vicinity of the coasts or the Great Lakes, as both have a somewhat moderate climate compared to the inland or northern portions of the country.

How Long Can a Temporary Foreign Worker Stay in Canada?

As a temporary foreign worker, you can stay in Canada for up to 6 months at a time. You should never overstay your welcome, so make sure to plan. TFWP work permits can be extended, but you should make sure that you have enough time to apply and do so before the old one expires. If the old work permit has expired, and you apply for an extension only then, this will be considered overstaying your welcome and your extension application may be declined.

Final Thoughts

The TFWP (Temporary Foreign Worker Program) is a popular program to immigrate to Canada temporarily. The relatively short processing time, little paperwork, and low processing and other fees will make sure you can travel there with little money. However, it is important to note that the immigration process itself can take some time and that seeking an employer willing to invite you to work for them can take a significant time.