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I am wanting to hire an American man to work for our non-profit

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I am wanting to hire an American man to work for our non-profit company in Alberta. His wife is a Canadian citizen and is eligible to work in Canada. What is the best way to get them here? I would also like to hire his wife part time.
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The wife can return to Canada as of right and work whenever she wants to.

She can sponsor her husband under a spousal sponsorship for permanent residency. That will take many months though.

Or you can give the potential employee a job offer, obtain a labour market opinion from the government and then he can apply for the a temporary work permit.

Here is the information they will need if they want to do the spousal sponsorship:

Here is what you will need about the labour market opinion:

And here is what he will need about the temporary work permit:

Let me know if you need any further clarification.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks - so, could we offer her a job and then have him volunteer for us until his spousal sponsorship is complete?


No he cannot volunteer either.

He cannot do work for pay or otherwise until he gets to the stage just before his formal approval and then he can get an open work permit.
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