Forms are issued and returned to the Ministry of Labour to be processed.
MLSS contacts applicants to advise them of the date, time and place of their interview.
Successful candidates are screened for criminal records. If security checks are cleared then candidates are informed of date scheduled for medical.
After medical is completed and workers are found to be in good health, international security checks are carried out by the High Commission of Canada. Subsequently, workers are placed with an employer and then called to attend the Visa Application Centre (VAC) to have their biometrics done. This involves the applicants having their photograph and fingerprints taken electronically.
Applications are submitted for the issuance of the visa at the VAC when the biometrics are taken.
For the US Programme workers are dispatched to their employers shortly after the medical. After visas are issued, workers are prepared for flight and dispatched to their various employers.