On August 8, 2023, the Canadian Government announced the Recognized Employer Pilot (REP) to make it easier for repeat Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) employers to hire foreign workers. Employers with at least three positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) in the same occupation over the past five years can participate in REP. It will be rolled out in two stages, with the first stage beginning in September 2023 for employers in the Primary Agriculture stream and the second stage starting in January 2024 for all other industry sectors. Employers can apply for REP and LMIA at the same time through the LMIA Online Portal.