Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about working with us? Here are some of the most common questions that jobseekers have:

I have never worked with a recruiter before; how much does it cost for your services?

There is no cost to jobseekers to register or work with us. In fact, it is against Canadian laws to charge “applicant paid fees” for employment services.

How long will it take to find a job for me?

Unfortunately, no recruitment firm can guarantee that all candidates will find employment using their services. In line with this, Staffworks cannot promise or guarantee a timeframe or placement of employment to every applicant. We CAN promise you that we will use the many tools at our disposal to help with your search for employment.

When can I expect you to call me?

Your recruiter will contact you whenever there is a new development that you should be made aware of. Feel free to reach out to your recruiter for a status update if you have not heard from them for several days in a row. Please keep your recruiter informed regarding your work availability, address changes or employment updates.

When should I discuss my salary expectations during an interview?

You should discuss your salary expectations during your registration interview with your recruiter. This helps us better understand what you are looking for when we pre-screen opportunities that may be a match for you. As a note, it is suggested that you do not bring up the topic of compensation during an initial interview with a potential employer. What else should you tell your recruiter?

What is the minimum wage; is there such thing as a “Foreigner’s Wage”?

There is no such wage as a “foreigner’s wage”. Someone who comes from abroad, is new to Canada or on a working VISA is NOT expected to accept less than the legally established General Minimum Wage. In Ontario, the General Minimum Wage as of January 2018 is $14.00/hour. Click here to be redirected to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act for more information.

Fraudulent Use of the Staffworks name

Attempts have been made to defraud international applicants by the unauthorized use of the Staffworks Ltd. name via email communications which appear, on the surface, to have originated from someone acting on behalf of Staffworks Ltd.

Please note:

Staffworks Ltd. will never ask you for any money to help you gain employment in Canada.

Staffworks Ltd. is also unable to help you attain a work permit to work in Canada; you must already be legally permitted to work in Canada. No one can guarantee you a job or visa to Canada. Only immigration officers in Canada, at Canadian embassies, high commissions, and consulates can decide to issue a visa.

Staffworks Ltd. accepts no responsibility for any costs, charges or payments made which were improperly incurred as a result of fraudulent activity.

Report Fraud

If you have received an email which you believe to be fraudulent or have actually been the victim of a scam email, you can report it to your local police, and to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

For more information on how to protect yourself from fraud, visit Immigration Canada’s Protecting Yourself from Fraud page.