The Critical Impact Worker category helps employers fill shortages for entry-level jobs when they cannot find a Canadian candidate locally or nationally for a position.
To be eligible, foreign nationals must have worked fulltime in the same position with the employer for six months and be in good standing with the requirements of their temporary foreign work permit.
There is a minimum language requirement that ensures the foreign national is able to communicate in English or French. This requirement must be met at the time the application is made, and proof of testing must be provided.
For further information about mandatory eligibility criteria, refer to the program guidelines.